What is their goal/mission?


In 2006, Redmond resident Helen Leuzzi saw a growing need to help unhoused women in her community–a need overwhelming the capabilities of local charitable organizations. This inspired her to create The Sophia Way.  Since opening in 2008, The Sophia Way has supported and/or sheltered over 5,000 women. 

How do they accomplish their mission?


The Sophia Way provides support through its two shelters.  Sophia’s Place is a day center as well as an extended-stay shelter. Here women can shower, do their laundry, use computers, and receive legal and job assistance.  Helen’s Place offers similar support, as well as mental health and case management services.

Some ways you can help The Sophia Way:


In addition to naming The Sophia Way as a beneficiary in your estate plan, you may consider supporting them with monetary donations.  When donating through their website, donors are able to see what certain one-time prepaid amounts would support (i.e. a donation of $311.00 supports 10 women for one night at one of the shelters).  You can join Sophie’s Society with an annual donation of $1,200 or more. If you are considering including The Sophia Way or one of your other favorite charities in your estate plan, contact Three60 Law Group to learn more about how to ensure your plan aligns with your charitable-giving wishes.