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From our latest newsletter:

This is where I belongCarrie De Vault

Several years ago, as a single mom, I searched for services that could help me...

Rebecca Nelson, one of our Case Managers, reflects on her own journey in life and what brings her to work every day. [more...]

Kathy and the key to a new home

Key to a homeWe first met Kathy when she and her child arrived at The Sophia Way Emergency Winter Shelter, operated by Catholic Community Services. They had each other and little else. [more...]



Looking forward - 2015 and beyond

The Sophia Way has been extremely fortunate to earn the love and support of so many individuals, faith organizations, businesses, and foundations since its inception. With your support we are ready to move forward to a bold 2015! [more...]


Home for the HolidaysThank you from the bottom of our heart

Imagine a single mom with four children. Now imagine they don't have a home to go to and are looking for a shelter on a cold and wet winter night. This is the story of Hanna. [more...]


Welcome to The Sophia Way

The Sophia Way (TSW) 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.

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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