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It was an emotional evening as we said fond goodbyes to two wonderful women – Angela Murray and Kavya Sarat – who after five years with The Sophia Way have left the organization for new endeavors. Sharing their stories, each spoke about their strong ties with...

Angela Murray joined The Sophia Way as Executive Director in April 2015. She played a critical role in stabilizing the organization, growing its programs and outreach, building a strong, empowered team and instituting a caring work culture that enabled the organization to better support the...

The Sophia Way Board of Directors Announcement of Executive Director Resignation February 20, 2019 It is with mixed emotions of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces the departure of Angela Murray as Executive Director of The Sophia Way, effective March 15.  She has brought this organization...

For us at The Sophia Way, 2019 will be a year of building and reaching out to even more women experiencing homelessness. In spring, we will be breaking ground in Kirkland to begin building a permanent emergency shelter for women and for families with children. The...

The December Bellevue Downtown Association (BDA) Breakfast program centered on the issue of homelessness in Bellevue. Diving into the subject were five panelists from leading organizations tackling this challenge on the frontlines. Jennifer Fischer, Executive Director at Bellevue LifeSpring, moderated the event.The fact-filled forum explored...

Changing the Narrative on Homelessness As we begin this pivotal election year, we must and can change the way we think about homelessness. Our beliefs about people experiencing homelessness are deeply embedded in our internal and cultural biases. One of the most harmful narratives I hear...

  Growth! This aptly describes what’s taking place at The Sophia Way right now. It’s a very exciting time! We are growing to meet the increasing need as we serve more women in all of our programs. More women are accessing our life saving services at the...

How we respond to a crisis reflects our humanity. Our own community is going through a crisis and now is the time we can step up and become "helpers". The homelessness crisis in King County is getting worse. We know from the one night count,...

As you can see from our housing numbers, June has been a busy month with a lot of movement into housing! This is even more impressive when you stop to think we are living in one of the most expensive housing markets in the nation....

Housing First - A cultural shift The last week in March, I had the opportunity to attend a workshop offered by All Home of King County about best practices for emergency shelters. The focus of the workshop was Housing First, a philosophy and approach that prioritizes...