Women who come to our shelter are in a survival mode. The years spent outside, lack of stability, little or no access to health care, age them rapidly. At The Sophia Way, women find warm, safe shelter to rest and heal.
Martha worked as a private caregiver in a patient’s home. Sadly, when her patient passed away, she found herself without employment and could not get another job. She was 70 years old.
Some form of disability
Patty had debilitating mental health issues as she had been victimized throughout her life, going all the way back to early childhood.
Annual income >$40K
Evelyn worked as a housekeeper in an upscale retirement facility but could not afford the rent for an apartment. She spent her nights sleeping in airport seating areas.
Dawn endured a long struggle with alcohol addiction, which led to the loss of her job and eviction from her apartment.
DV, a factor
Kathy left everything she had and traveled across the country with her child to escape domestic violence.
Physical abuse and assault
Lack of funds
Little or no access to healthcare
Little or no access to legal assistance
Lack of community support