The Sophia Way
Since we opened our doors, more than 4,000 women have sought shelter and support from The Sophia Way, and we have been able to help many of them move into permanent housing. We are follow a best practice “Housing First” mode – an evidence-based approach to successfully house more women each year. As part of this approach, The Sophia Way identified the need for a larger, permanent day center and emergency shelter for women experiencing homelessness. The new shelter, a vital capital project, will alleviate significant levels of human suffering and reduce barriers that perpetuate our communities’ homeless tragedy.
A grant was made to The sophia Way int the spring of 2019 to purchase an important appliance for its new overnight shelter and day center for women and families – the only such facility in East King County, Washington. A joint project of The Sophia Way, Catholic Community Services (CCS), New Bethlehem Project and 14 eastside cities, the new shelter will provide 98 beds and expanded Day Center facilities, including kitchen and laundry, complimented by individualized case management for every guest. Here is a link to their website.