The Sophia Way’s emergency shelter in Bellevue is providing a safe and warm place for as many as 50 women to spend the night.
Premera Blue Cross selected Catholic Community Services and the Sophia Way as recipients for the $250,000 grant.
An op-ed article by Cynthia Brown, Director of Emergency Services, The Sophia Way
The new 24-7 permanent shelter along Northeast 80th Street will serve families with children and single women experiencing homelessness.
Symetra, a national provider of employee benefits, annuities and life insurance, has committed a second $100,000 donation to The Sophia Way, a Bellevue, Washington-based nonprofit dedicated to helping end homelessness for single adult women in King County. Like the company’s June 2018 gift, the funding will allow the Eastside Emergency Shelter for Women to remain open from mid-May through October. Symetra CEO Margaret Meister announced the donation during her keynote remarks at the Bellevue Downtown Association’s 45th Annual Celebration at Meydenbauer Center.
Bellevue Patch: February 11, 2019
A discussion on the data, causes and solutions to homelessness was held with Hopelink CEO Lauren Thomas, Bellevue Police Chief Steven Mylett, The Sophia Way executive director Angela Murray, Bellevue School District’s executive director of community development Judy Buckmaster, and Congregations for the Homeless (CFH) executive director David Bowling. The panel was moderated by Bellevue LifeSpring executive director Jennifer Fischer.
A shelter for women and families with children experiencing homelessness is one step closer to becoming a reality in Kirkland..
Karina O’Malley, The Sophia Way Board Member, will be given the Change Agent award at Real Changes’s annual breakfast on September 18 at the Washington State Convention Center.
Five area service providers recently hosted a joint event to educate community members about the impacts of homelessness.
The annual presentation of the MLK Medal of Distinguished Service is the Council’s way of thanking those who have made a particularly strong impact on the county and to encourage others to renew their dedication to serve their community.
The facility will be the first of its kind on the Eastside.
The Sophia Way aims to eventually open a permanent emergency shelter in Kirkland.
The Sophia Way, a non-profit organization seeking to end homelessness for adult women, is delighted to announce the opening of Sophia’s Place located at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue.