From our latest newsletter:
This is where I belong
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
We 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 Holidays
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
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
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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