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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...

In light of what is unfolding around the nation and in our own community, I think it is necessary that The Sophia Way affirms its philosophy and values. [icons size='fa-1x' custom_size='' icon='fa-plus-circle' type='normal' position='' border='yes' border_color='' icon_color='' background_color='' margin='' icon_animation='' icon_animation_delay='' link='' target='_self'] We believe in...

With the days getting shorter and darker, we are pleased to announce that the lights will continue to stay on during the weekends at our drop-in Day Center starting January 1st, 2017! Having the Day Center open to the women on the weekends has been a...

As we move into fall, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer and colder. However, on October 15th our Emergency Winter Shelter will be opening! I'm so pleased, extremely thankful, and relieved to announce that we will be partnering with Lakeside Christian...

I would like to take the opportunity to thank our local Eastside cities, as well as Seattle, for their concerted and ardent efforts in tackling homelessness in our region. The City of Bellevue, in partnership with King County, Congregations for the Homeless, and Imagine Housing are at...

I recently shared a few important stories at Bellevue's Affordable Housing Community Education Forum. These women are in our shelter. Some of them have jobs; they are the working poor. Others are desperately seeking work but face age discrimination since they are in their 60s...