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A New Shelter. A Better Tomorrow.

The Sophia Way, a non-profit organization seeking to end homelessness for adult women, is delighted to announce the opening of Sophia’s Place located at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue.

A Celebration to Remember: on Thursday November 1st, our long awaited and much publicized Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the opening of our new shelter, Sophia's Place at St. Luke's, took place! And, what a wonderful celebration it was. It was an overwhelming and outstanding show of support for The Sophia Way, the organization we have built from the ground up, and the women we are proud to serve. Joining in our celebration were city mayors, at least 15 city councilmembers from various cities in East King County, King County City Council and Senator Patty Murray's representatives, foundations, businesses, congregations, community members, and not to mention over 50 volunteers!! This show of support bodes well for our ability to aid women who need shelter but more importantly we will continue to need all of you as we execute new initiatives that will help our clients build personal wealth in an effort for them to break the cycle of homelessness.
 
Q13 Fox News had our story on our new shelter. You can check out their story
at: http://www.q13fox.com/news/kcpq-the-sofia-way-helps-homeless-women-get-back-on-their-feet-20121101,0,2909585.story

There is much to be done, however. We will continue to need the support of our
community as we execute new initiatives that will help our clients achieve
economic stability so they can lead independent, productive lives. On the same
day we had the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for our new shelter, we also opened our
Eastside Winter Drop-In Shelter just in time for inclement winter weather. We
continually strive to provide shelter, warmth and comfort, safety, and a hot
meal for anyone who needs these essentials.
 
Below you will see many lovely photos of our celebration yesterday. Thank you
to everyone who made our new shelter, Sophia's Place at St Luke's, a reality.

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