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I love the holiday season. it's a time for reflection, for spending it with friends and family, and a time to express gratitude for blessings in your life. The holidays are also filled with emotions and memories, and the nostalgia runs deep. Given that it's...

I started working at The Sophia Way Day Center in November of 2016 right as "the busy season" was in full swing. As the summer months approached, everyone warned me that warm weather would bring lower numbers and slower days. Although the weather has now warmed...

[caption id="attachment_2856" align="alignright" width="300"] Ricardo Lockette and Cheri[/caption] It was an exciting afternoon at our Day Center as we welcomed a very special visitor - Ricardo Lockette, former Seattle Seahawks player!   Ricardo and Cheri, his board chair who is passionate about many causes, were taken around the...

There has been a big shift, client-wise, in our 21-bed overnight shelter program. Since many of our clients have got into their own home, we have a lot of new clients at the shelter who are bringing a lot of positive and encouraging energy. A staff...

Valentine's Day was made special for the women at our Day Center. Valentine's Day love poured in the form of donations from individuals and groups of people. Each woman got a lovely gift bag! One woman said: "I hope to get gifts during Christmas, but not...

The Day Center is now open on weekends and the women love it! We have 35-45 women using our services each day.  The weekends have been very busy, as expected. And it's You - the community and volunteers - who have been helping us immensely! Many women...

“Obviously homelessness doesn’t end on the weekend.” - Angela Murray, ED We are thrilled to announce: Our Day Center will also be open on weekends from January 2017. Read a report in the Bellevue Reporter: Sophia Way looking to expand day shelter to weekends  ...

There were tears of joy when our women heard that the Day Center is going to be open until 3 p.m. this winter. "It feels like we have more time now. The showers are less crowded and all of us get a chance to use...

Susan, (not her real name,) was just about to run out of money. She had been paying premium prices to stay at a motel, and even though she saved money by paying for a week's stay at a time, it was still much more than...