Kuehner House provides a total of 42 affordable housing units, comprised of both single room and efficiency apartments, to senior adults with extremely low incomes. This wheelchair accessible housing delivers a drug and alcohol-free environment to residents and encourages aging-in-place by offering supportive services to seniors in need. The building is comprised of 15 efficiency apartments with a private kitchen, bathroom, and washer/dryer units, and 27 single-room occupancy units with shared kitchens, bathrooms, and washer/dryer units.
Kuehner Place for Abused and Neglected Elderly offers a safe haven for senior citizens who have been abused, neglected, financially exploited or displaced. Residents have their own rooms and receive hot, nutritious meals daily. Staff support residents in obtaining Social Security and public benefits and with finding affordable, long-term housing. Additionally, participants have access to wrap-around supports through SOME’s Continuum of Care. Residents also have access to medical, dental and psychiatric/counseling services.
SOME’s Senior Center, located in Ward 8, offers exciting activities and services to support independence, reduce isolation and loneliness and enhance participants’ dignity. Program activities offered to all residents in the District include, but are not limited to, the following:
The Homebound Program, operated by a Geriatric Care Team, serves isolated and homebound seniors, age 60+, in Wards 6, 7 and 8. Our objective is to alleviate the loneliness of homebound seniors through supportive services including regularly scheduled assessments, weekly calls, links to community resources and practical assistance from volunteers to meet the needs of daily living. These services allow participants to remain independent in the community for as long as possible.
SOME offers an annual Senior Summer Camp for senior citizens who are in need of rest and relaxation but are unable to afford a vacation. This week-long retreat is offered twice each summer and located at a beautiful country house in West Virginia.
1667 Good Hope Road, SE
Call 202.797.8806, ext. 1301 for admissions.
Participants must be a DC resident, age 60 or over, and capable of self-care (ADL’s). Transportation to the Center is only provided to residents of Wards 6, 7 and 8.
1667 Good Hope Road, SE
Call the Intake Line at 202.292.4493 and leave name and contact information. Individuals must be over age 60.
Homebound Senior Program
Call 202.797.8806, ext. 1304 and 1312 for referral information.
Participants must be DC residents, age 60 or over, who are relatively homebound and living in Ward 6, 7 or 8. Individuals should not be receiving services from another agency that offers similar support.
Kuehner Place for Abused and Neglected Elderly
Call 202.797.8806, ext. 1311 for a telephone screening intake.
Individuals must be DC residents, age 60 or over, who qualify as abused, neglected, exploited, or displaced.