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Dear Friends, As the world and our community come together, we hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. This past month has been daunting and extraordinary for all of us. Our communities are being pushed and tested in ways far beyond what we...

The Sophia Way is closely monitoring the increasing health crisis in our community. Please check this page as we keep you updated about our news and our critical needs. We are working together as a community to support the women we serve, and now, more...

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...

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 changing human impact of homelessness is becoming increasingly evident on a daily basis at The Sophia Way.  In fact, what we are seeing in the depth of need is a growing phenomenon and one that we are stretching to meet. The women we are serving...

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...