Friday, August 1, 2014

Introducing Rae Levine

July 29, 2014
Introducing Rae Levine
A Message from the Board

The Board of Directors of The Sophia Way is pleased to announce that Rae Levine has been appointed Interim Executive Director. Rae comes to The Sophia Way with more than 25 years experience in nonprofit leadership, management, and program delivery.
Rae takes the helm from Karina O'Malley, who stepped in from the Board in June to ensure continuity of services. We are deeply grateful to Karina for serving in this capacity and for her dedication to The Sophia Way.
With Rae's leadership over the next several months, The Sophia Way will continue providing shelter, tools, and guidance that women experiencing homelessness need to ensure sustainable changes in their lives. The Board has also asked Rae to conduct an organizational assessment, with assistance from Kim Loveall Price, a consultant who has worked extensively with Eastside housing and homeless organizations, to provide guidance on strengthening the organization and assist the Board in making important decisions about our future direction and leadership.

Please welcome Rae to The Sophia Way. You will be hearing from her in the coming weeks. You can reach her at or 425.463.6285 ext. 101. To learn more about her experience with nonprofit leadership transition and more -- visit:
Thank you for your ongoing support and involvement with our work. I can assure you that the Board of Directors, along with staff, is committed to the continued success of The Sophia Way.

Lynn Engel
Board Chair
The Sophia Way

Summer Movies in the Park
Enjoy a multiple-Oscar winning movie and support The Sophia Way

Mark your calendars for August 5th for a big movie night! Come and watch blockbuster movie Gravity, which won 7 Oscars in 2014, on a giant 40 foot inflatable screen. Bring your camp-chairs and picnic basket, enjoy free popcorn and spend a nice summer evening with your friends and family at the Bellevue Downtown park - all that while supporting The Sophia Way as the featured charity that evening.

The movie nights are sponsored by inome and Bellevue Parks and Community Services. We are proud to be one of their featured charities. Please visit us at out table next to the popcorns and say hello to our wonderful staff, volunteers and board members! We look forward to seeing many of you there.

Interested in Volunteering at The Sophia Way?
We are looking for volunteers for our front-desk
Our office, at the heart of downtown Bellevue, is a busy place, with phone calls coming in, clients arriving to meet with their case managers, community members bringing in donations for the shelter, and so on. There is often other help that we need in the office as well. We can always use some extra hands and minds. If this is something that you are interested in, please
email and we can get you more details. Time commitment is flexible -- you can commit for a few hours every week that works for you, preferably on a regular schedule.
Do you know that in 2013, we had more than 6000 hours of volunteer service provided by more than 300 volunteers? That is equivalent to having more than 3 full-time employees at The
Sophia Way year-round! We are grateful to have such generous volunteer support from our community. Thank you for your support.
The mission of The Sophia Way is to help end homelessness for adult women in King County by providing shelter, life skills training, social services and supportive permanent housing, offering a path from homelessness to stable independent living.

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The Sophia Way is supported by United Way of King County