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Building jobs and sustainability for homeless women by opening a thrift shop

Building jobs and sustainability for homeless women by opening a thrift shop

by Angela R. Smith, Community Blog Contributor

KING5.com

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Contact: @angelarenee727

Having a safe, warm place to call home at night isn’t the only thing The Sophia Way has to offer to homeless women living on the Eastside. As part of King-County’s ten year plan to end homelessness, The Sophia Way provides night shelter where women can come take a shower, wash clothes, eat a nutritious meal, and sleep in a bed they call their own. Not only do these women get their own quilt donated by church members, but they are partnered with a case manager to help them move forward with their life.
 
Karina O’Malley, volunteer with The Sophia Way, expresses her excitement of the newest element of this program, the opening of Sophia’s Thrift Shoppe. Not only will it bring in revenue, it will provide several jobs and serve as a training program for women of the shelter. It is part of their vision of building upward mobility for the homeless women in on the Eastside.
 
Sophia’s Thrift Shoppe is opening soon. Check out their Facebook page for more info. This is all made possible by the support of several churches, volunteers, and the wonderful citizens of Bellevue who all support building a better community.
 
Like The Sophia Way on Facebook
Or follow @thesophiaway
www.sophiaway.org
www.sophiasthriftshoppe.com
 

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