Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM PDT
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Red Lion Hotel, Bellevue
11211 Main St,
Bellevue, WA 98004

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Kavya Dharmarajan
The Sophia Way

Thank you to our Host


We are very grateful to the Red Lion Hotel, Bellevue for their generous support. They have graciously donated the event space, food & beverage and event staff.  

Thank you to our Gold sponsor


Housing First- A Cultural Shift

Annual Benefit Luncheon

Please join us for our Annual Benefit Luncheon on October 12th. Learn more about how Housing First works, how The Sophia Way is shifting our focus towards this life-saving model, and take advantage of this great opportunity to be a part of it all with your generous donation!

The Housing First approach focuses intesively on placing a person into stable, permanent housing first and foremost, and continuing to provide other services after the fact. This reflects our conviction that every person, no matter where they are on their life's journey, deserves, and will benefit from a home. 

We are honored to welcome Representative Nicole Macri as our keynote speaker! 

Nicole Macri is a longtime resident of Capitol Hill with more than 20 years of experience championing progressive causes on issues around affordable housing, homelessness, human services, and mental health. She has developed and managed housing projects, implemented social and health services programs, helped create policy directives, and led advocacy and community outreach efforts.  Her work has delivered results for people experiencing homelessness, mental illness, chemical dependency, and for victims of abuse.

In the Legislature, Nicole serves as vice chair of the House Healthcare and Wellness Committee, and is a member of both the Capital Budget Committee and the Community Development, Housing, and Tribal Affairs Committee.  She is also a member of the Washington State Legislative LGBTQ Caucus.

Read Rep. Macri's full bio here.

Thank you - We look foward to seeing you on October 12th!

Can't attend? Your gift of $250 or more can sponsor a woman in our shelter to enjoy the Luncheon in your place!

Make your gift here