Our case managers guide and encourage every woman that comes to Sophia’s Place. They create and help them reach personal goals that will lead to independent living. By supporting them to move past surviving, the women are able to begin rebuilding their lives to achieve their desired goals.
meet with each woman once a week, until she is more stable and requires fewer face-to-face consultations
help her with setting and reaching goals, and make her accountable for her goals
help them create manageable budgets
find her resources for recovery and treatment of drug and alcohol dependency
We also collaborate with other non-profits to help the women get
counseling, medical attention & legal assistance
resume writing, job and interview help
dental care & access to health care
The program is designed to meet the needs of the women to acquire new skills, access needed resources and find new tools to successfully move towards independent stable living. A case manager helps each woman define her goals and discusses her progress weekly; this helps the woman take small steps towards achieving her goal. In partnership with many local agencies, we provide a wide range of training including:
Employment service including job searching and resume building
Mediation and conflict management
Other life enriching activities
Often, all it takes to make a difference in someone’s life is to have a companion – someone who is available, accepting, and a good listener. The Sophia Way Companion helps give the women emotional support as they journey from homelessness to independence and stability.
A companion usually acts as an advocate, partner, supporter, confidante, self-esteem booster, nurturer of possibilities, fellow traveler, and most of all, helpful, caring friend. She offers presence, deep listening, empowerment, encouragement, and skills to support personal growth and help identify and build upon her gifts and abilities.
Our Volunteer Companions are a group of compassionate and dedicated women. They organize a monthly potluck and bingo night at our shelter, have monthly meetings to discuss their Companioning Journeys, and spend anywhere from four to ten (or more!) hours each month with their Client Companion, just being there for her in whatever ways she needs.