WOW! Wow is all I can say about how impressed I am with The Sophia Way.
I am honored to take the reins from Angela Murray, who did an outstanding job leading the organization through a time of tremendous growth. In the last few years, The Sophia Way has experienced an evolution of its programs, staff, board, and management. I am flattered that the board of directors chose me to help the organization in its next stage of growth. Over the next six months, I hope to meet with many of you to learn why you are a staunch supporter of our organization committed to helping women end their homelessness.
I recently spent the past 18 months working with Arizona’s largest and oldest shelter. Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) houses 450 men and women 365 days a year. Just as The Sophia Way, CASS’ real success is helping individuals access the services to prepare them for a thoughtful transition to permanent housing. During my time with CASS, I learned the importance of having a staff committed to our clients’ success, an engaged board of directors and the financial resources necessary to make a significant impact to end homelessness.
We have a lot of ambitious work ahead to prepare for a successful transition of The Sophia Way’s next permanent executive director. I hope you will continue to stand #WithHerForHer in our work to end homelessness in east King County.