Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sophia’s Place at St. Luke’s, Bellevue, WA


The Sophia Way is very happy to announce that we are very close to beginning the long-awaited process of building a new shelter for homeless women. St. Luke’s in Bellevue has generously donated the necessary space for this very worthy endeavor. Sophia’s Place will provide shelter to homeless women with additional living and work space for their convenience, safety and comfort while doubling our capacity to provide overnight shelter for homeless women.

Our new shelter will provide women with the following:
  • 21 Sleeping Cubicles that provide raised beds for increased access for the elderly and those who are physically challenged, along with areas designated for personal belongings
  • Dedicated classroom space for skills training, counseling and coaching experiences
  • A dining facility, laundry room, and complete hygiene facilities
  • On site offices for staff to improve effectiveness of supervision and counseling
  • The shelter will provide safety, a sense of comfort, security and privacy for our client
We would like to thank the wonderful individuals, public funders, faith organizations, foundations, businesses/corporations and community groups for their dedication and profound generosity. Without all of you, Sophia’s Place would not be a reality for the women we are proud to serve.

Also, Sophia’s Place will sponsor our partner, The YWCA Daytime Drop-In Center at St. Luke’s. We look forward to growing our partnership with the YWCA as we continue to increase the programs and services we can provide to women in need.

With gratitude,

Helen Leuzzi
Executive Director

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