News

2015 marks the 10th Anniversary of Independence Place, SOME’s first long-term affordable housing program for families. Philamena, an Independence Place resident, shares her story. I am a single mom with six children. I was four ...

Today is Childhood Hunger Awareness Day. Hunger is one of the dire consequences of poverty, and according to DC Hunger Solutions, “Every day in DC, more than one out of eight households faces a constant struggle against hunger, and ...

Are you looking for ways to help the poor and homeless this holiday season? You can help SOME feed and care for those who are most in need by collecting food, warm clothing and festive shoebox gifts, and by participating in or ...

Jennifer Boston, Program Manager at Anna Cooper House, one of SOME’s affordable housing programs for single adults, shares her philosophy and experiences. I love coming to work every day and being able to touch the lives of everyone ...

On Saturday, September 19, lunch guests in SOME’s Dining Room for the Homeless were greeted with a special surprise – a 40-piece symphony orchestra from Catholic University playing music that it will perform for the Pope during the ...

With the support of SOME’s Advocacy Department, SOME residents and clients are leading efforts to address the root causes of poverty and homelessness. Currently, 12 resident and client led Advocacy Committees are at the forefront of ...

James was 12 years old when he first began hearing voices. He did not tell anyone. As a young man, the strain of caring for and losing both of his parents in rapid succession resulted in a complete nervous breakdown. Alone and ...

As children, many of us daydream about growing up, moving out on our own and starting to live independently. For Noelia, a current SOME resident, the transition to independence was sudden and frightening. At age 16, she and her two ...

Homeless Families Series Part 2: How Will Homeless Families Fare This Winter? Homeless Families Series Part 1: Why is Family Homelessness Rising? Because of public-private partnerships, and the vision of nonprofit organizations such as ...

For several years, the District provided DC-contracted shelter to families only on nights when the temperature or wind chill fell to 32 degrees or below. That restrictive policy left many families living in vehicles or stairways or ...

The Washington Post Top Work Places 2015 Charity Navigator Four Star Charity