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SNIPPETS FROM THE PAST In 2013, Karina O’Malley spoke at an outreach event about The Sophia Way's five-year journey serving women experiencing homelessness on the Eastside.   Five years. This is not such a long time.  Looking back, though, it feels like an eternity.  Five years ago, there...

SNIPPETS FROM THE PAST Elizabeth was closely associated with The Sophia Way and shared her thoughts in an email in 2011. I was drawn to Sophia Way when it was one woman's dream. As others gathered around Helen Leuzzi, the dream took shape, and the plan became...

SNIPPETS FROM THE PAST In May 2009, C moved into her own apartment. She was the first woman to seek shelter at The Sophia Way and the first to get housing. That year, 16 women found their homes. The late Helen Leuzzi (founder of The Sophia Way,...

SNIPPETS FROM THE PAST On August 7, 2008, Eastside community members met to discuss setting up a new shelter. It was the beginning of The Sophia Way's journey. Barely five months later, on December 8, The Sophia Way opened its doors to welcome women and offer a place...