One summer evening, two women left a church bible study in the midtown area and discovered a distressed woman on the sidewalk. She was abused, high and had no where to go. Together, the three of them looked for a safe place for help and a fresh start but found nothing that night. That encounter was the catalyst for continued involvement with homeless and transient women. The vision for a safe place for women to get off the streets has been taking shape over several years and has become Sisters of Solace. We are advocates of hope and healing for women in crisis.