SOME’s hallmark continuum of care serves to alleviate suffering and foster self-sufficiency among the people we serve. The programs in our continuum are organized into three levels: emergency programs that meet acute needs; rebuilding programs that address the underlying causes of homelessness and poverty; and stability programs that facilitate the maintenance of health, sobriety and income gained through the first two levels of programs. Clients may access several programs simultaneously and/or transition through services along a continuum.
Here are our 2016 accomplishments:
Meals are served twice daily, every day of the year, in our Dining Room for the Homeless. Meals are also provided in our rehabilitative programs for homeless adults. In 2016, 388,213 meals were served to homeless and poor men, women and children.
Health Services: Located across the street from the Dining Room, the Health Services Clinic includes the Medical Clinic, Dental Clinic, Eye Clinic and Behavioral Health Services Clinic. The Health Services Clinic provided integrated care to over 4,648 homeless and poor individuals in 2016.
Center for Employment Training is a licensed, six-month, industry-specific job training program that prepares students to secure and retain jobs that pay a living wage. Ninety-five students graduated in 2016 and 81% of graduates were placed in living-wage jobs.
Mental Health Services include a residential psychiatric stabilization program and a day socialization program for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Last year, 453 men and women were served in these programs.
Addiction Treatment programs include a safe house, a residential treatment program and a transitional housing/job readiness program. Two hundred forty-one men and women received comprehensive addiction recovery services in 2016.
Affordable Housing for Single Adults: Long-term housing with supportive services was provided for 543 formerly homeless and extremely low-income single adults in 2016. Ninety-three percent of single adults maintained stable housing and income during 2016.
Affordable Housing for Families: Long-term housing with supportive services was provided for 146 formerly homeless and extremely low-income families and 336 children last year. Ninety-five percent of families maintained stable housing and income during 2016.
Senior Services: Long-term housing with supportive services designed for older adults was provided for 48 adults 60 years and older last year. The Senior Center provided hot meals, wellness workshops and socialization to an average of 25 low-income older adults each week day.
Fifty-three homebound older adults received food deliveries and case management last year. Lastly, emergency housing with supportive services was provided to 19 neglected and abused older adults.