I am extremely pleased to share very exciting news! The Sophia Way is taking two large steps forward in advancing our mission:                                                          

1) We are extending our Emergency Winter Shelter for women, children and families for more than two months until the end of May

2) We are taking over the operations of the Angeline's Day Center at Sophia's Place from our longstanding partner, the YWCA.

These events provide an incredible opportunity to extend our support for women experiencing homelessness in East King County. Please know that you, our community partners, share in this growth, success and opportunity.  [More]

Thank you,
Katherine Jordan
Executive Director

Introducing the Day Center at Sophia's Place

Beginning April 1st we took over the operations of the day center serving up to 40 women each day, Monday through Friday. The program includes two hot meals, shower and laundry facilities, a comfortable place to rest, computer and phone access, and additional resources which include nursing and dental services. [More]

Volunteer Opportunity!

Leslie R. MillerThe Day Center provides a great volunteer opportunity to work directly with many of the women we serve. We will provide a required specialized training for all volunteers interested in helping at our Day Center. You can assist by sharing your skills—computer skills, gardening, knitting, arts and crafts and more. We are looking for volunteers who can commit at least once a week for two to five hours between the hours of 8:00 am and 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity contact Nicole at

Welcome to The Sophia Way

The Sophia Way, located in downtown Bellevue, Washington, is the only staffed shelter for homeless adult women in King County. We offer the tools, guidance, and housing that homeless women need to make sustainable changes in their lives. Supported by the community and local municipalities, we are serving those women who were falling through the cracks of the social services programs.

We believe in the necessity of shelter and safe living conditions for all persons. Our goal is to address this fundamental need of citizens of our community and improve the quality of life of adult homeless women. We believe in the equality of all, cherishing diversity, and treating each person we meet—client, volunteer, donor, staff—with the same respect, dignity, and care.

We are committed to providing every woman with the opportunity to live independently and move into permanent housing. The Sophia Way is partnering with the community to achieve the shared goal of ending homelessness as part of King County's ten year plan.

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