Cynthia Brown
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A homeless woman died unsheltered on a cold January night in Kirkland, three months before the groundbreaking of the permanent women’s shelter. Cynthia Brown, our Director of Emergency Services, shares her anguish at the senseless death and her thoughts on what we as a community...

Cynthia Brown, Director of Emergency Services shares a late night email that she sent to the staff at The Sophia Way. Yes, I am emailing well after midnight. As I decompress from a day where I have spoken and witnessed some very charged but necessary words,...

Cynthia Brown, Director of Emergency Services and Alexis Harden, Director of Client Services and Shelter had the opportunity to engage in conversations with the community at the 2018 Annual Conference on Ending Homelessness in Yakima on May 22-23. Here they share their views and learnings. Cynthia Brown This was...

It’s 3 a.m., and I've just finished my third call from the Mobile Crisis Team. They have another woman who needs shelter. We are eight days from closure (the shelter closes on May 15), and things are not slowing down. The need is too great. That,...

As we prepare for our one and only move this season, I must extend a huge thank you to Lakeside Christian Church. The congregation not only embraced the Women's Emergency Shelter for the second season, but they rearranged their church programming and hosted the shelter for an...

  Everyone reading this article knows exactly where he or she will sleep tonight. It will not be in a parked car or under a bridge. We will not have to ride the buses overnight for a warm safe place to be. It will not be...

This summer The Sophia Way is embarking on a new journey in providing street outreach. What exactly does it mean? In the simplest terms, it means that I will be going to places where those who are experiencing homelessness are known to congregate, and offer and or...

The days are getting shorter and the concern on the faces of the women is evident. The Emergency Winter Shelter is rapidly coming to a close for the 2016-2017 season. For some women, this has been a welcome refuge and they have stayed in our shelter...