Sheltering 2022
A place of hope and change for women.
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October 12
11:30 am
Bellevue College
U Ballroom

The Sophia Way’s annual fundraiser brings together our community – in person and virtually!

Please join us on Wednesday, October 12 at 11:30 am at Bellevue College for lunch and a program full of community celebrations, updates from leadership, as well as learning how women’s lives are changed on their journey to a place to call home!!

While there is no cost to attend the event, we hope you will give generously to support The Sophia Way’s programs and services that provide shelter and stability to unhoused women in our community.

Can’t attend? You can still watch the livestream of the event on the day!

We are thrilled to announce Leslie Schofield and Bob Stanbary as the recipients of the Grace of Giving Award 2022!

Leslie and Bob have been steadfast supporters of The Sophia Way since its earliest days, when St. Luke’s Lutheran Church hosted the night shelter. Their generosity extends to the broader Eastside community as they support other organizations, including Imagine Housing and Congregations for the Homeless.

The Sophia Way created this accolade in 2020 to honor community champions who support our mission to provide shelter, safety, and stability to women experiencing homelessness. In the last two years, Karina O’Malley and Nickhath Sheriff were each honored with the award.

Individual-Hosted Events

Do you like to throw parties? Do you want to tell your friends about The Sophia Way?

Well, we believe in the power of community. And we want to invite you – our community – to host your own personal gatherings to share your passion for supporting women experiencing homelessness! As a host, you personalize your event, choose a location, time, and food that is best for you and your guests.

Want to learn more or make a commitment to host? Reach out to Sairah Siddique today!


How do I attend Sheltering: A Place to Call Home?
You can attend the event in-person or over livestream! The in-person event is limited to 250 guests, so if you plan to attend, we recommend you register as soon as possible.
If you plan to attend virtually, you can view the livestream on our website on Wednesday, October 12 at 12 pm.

How do I register for the in-person event? Is there a deadline?
Please fill the Registration Form. Since we are limited to 250 guests, we suggest you register sooner than later. If you were invited by a Table Host, please select them from the drop down in the form. Please note that you do not need to have a Table Host to attend the event!

Is there a cost to attend the event?
While there is no cost to attend the event, we hope you will give generously to support the The Sophia Way’s programs and services that provide shelter and stability to unhoused women in our community.

Can I be a Table Host at the in-person event?
Yes, it is not too late to be a Table Host! Please email to let us know taht you would like to be a Table Host.

What are the health protocols for the in-person event?
We ask all guests be vaccinated and have not tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days. Please note that masks are welcome!

Where can I park?
Detailed directions and parking information will be provided closer to the day of event. A parking pass is required by Bellevue College. If you need a parking pass, please indicate on the registration form. (If you were unable to do so, please email

I can no longer attend the in-person event. What should I do?
We hope you can still join us virtually, but please inform us as soon as possible since seating is limited – we expect to have a waiting list. Simply email

With Gratitude to Our Sponsors