The Issue: New Shelter Space Lacking Bed Frames
Though The Sophia Way provides an overnight shelter for women living in homelessness, it is forced to turn away roughly 1 out of every 17 requests for service. It recently acquired a new 4,500-square-foot shelter space with room for 21 beds. The Sophia Way is currently working to gather furnishings for the new location.
The Campaign: Providing Bed Frames for an Overnight Shelter
If this Grassroots campaign raises $200, then The Sophia Way can fund two bed frames for its new facility, with donations matched up to $500 by an anonymous donor. Each additional $100 raised will fund another bed frame for the new facility. The beds will be placed in cubicles to provide privacy for the women who sleep in the shelter.
All donations will be matched up to a $500 total by an anonymous donor.
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The Sophia Way
In 2006, Bellevue First Congregational Church opened a day center to provide respite for women who are homeless, and later opened The Sophia Way as an overnight shelter. It was equipped with 10 beds for single women who have no place to go for a night's rest. Today, the organization has recently acquired an additional space that can house 21 women at a time. In addition to overnight shelter, The Sophia Way also provides a two-year subsidized apartment for 45 women at a time, along with life-skills classes and case-management services to help the women work toward financial independence.