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The Sophia Way provides the Eastside’s only program exclusively dedicated to helping end homelessness for adult women in King County by offering a path from homelessness to stable independent living. TSW’s core programs facilitate this transition by providing a safe place for women during the day, offering a six-month intensive shelter program for twenty one women at night, offering case management to help clients overcome barriers to independence, and providing transitional and non-time limited housing opportunities for women who experience chronic homelessness.

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From our latest newsletter:

Passing on the baton

Angela MurrayAs an Interim Executive Director, my goal is to help an organization through the period of change and hand over the helm to a capable hand. I'm excited about the future of The Sophia Way with Angela Murray coming on board as the new Executive Director next week. Angela brings a broad range of experience and expertise to this organization. I will be working closely with her for a smooth transition over the next few weeks. Please extend a warm welcome to Angela as you have done for me. [more...]

Welcome Reception for Angela

Getting the results you want

Kim recently went through a divorce after 20 years of marriage. She suddenly found herself in a tough situation. She had spent the last twenty years supporting her husband in his career, and now she had to find a job as soon as possible.

Kim first came to The Sophia Way Emergency Winter Shelter. From there she moved to Sophia's Place Shelter Program and then to Holly House - the transitional housing program - while continuing to receive case management support. Finally, late last year, things started to change. [more...]

Six women moved to independent housing

March was an exciting month for us! Six women from our Sophia's Place Shelter Program successfully moved into independent housing -- four of them into permanent housing and two to transitional housing. [more...]

Join us for GiveBIG on May 5

Mark your calendars and spread the word -- The Sophia Way is going to be part of The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG again this year on May 5th. And we need your support. [more...]

Upcoming Shelter Tours - sign up now!

Join us for one of our upcoming Sophia's Place shelter tours in May and experience first hand how your donation dollars are assisting women from homelessness to independence. The next tour dates are Thursday, May 21st and Tuesday, May 26th, both at 2:00 pm.

Sign up now!


Welcome to The Sophia Way

The Sophia Way started its journey, under the leadership of Helen Leuzzi, in December of 2008 in partnership with YWCA, Bellevue First Congregational Church, and Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council (EISCC). You can learn more about our history here.

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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