The offering on Sunday, May 9, will go to The Sophia Way. Approximately 12,000 people in King County are homeless; 40% of these are women. The Sophia Way was organized in 2008 to provide shelter, supportive services, and permanent housing for the homeless women in the county. Their goal is to make homelessness rare, brief, and one-time. They have established two residences: Sophia’s Place in Bellevue and Helen’s Place in Kirkland. Sophia’s Place provides a safe, warm and stable space for 21 women for six months. Helen’s Place in Kirkland is open every day of the year and has accommodations for 48 women.
In 2020, they served 538 women, provided almost 50,000 meals and over 14,000 bed nights. Following the Mothers Day Service on May 9, a representative from the organization will be available to discuss details and answer any questions you may have. Please donate generously and join the conversation after the service!