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Transitional Housing

A group of homeless men meet at So Others Might Eat's Exodus House addiction treatment program

Photo courtesy of Thom Wolf
Children living at Thea Bowman House receive regular tutoring and homework assistance.

Program Highlights

Seventy men were served at Leland Place and 78% successfully completed the program. Forty-two women were served at Harvest House. Eighty-seven percent successfully transitioned to long-term housing in 2012.

Eighty percent of Mary Claire House clients successfully completed the program in 2012.

Thea Bowman House served 16 homeless and extremely low income adults with 42 children in 2012.

SOME provides transitional housing for single adults and families. These programs offer clients a safe, supportive living environment where they can address the issues that led them to become homeless.

Case managers at these programs help clients to prepare to live independently in long-term, affordable housing. While in transitional housing clients save money, repair credit, secure and maintain employment and complete education and job training programs.

Addictions Recovery

Harvest House and Mickey Leland Place house women and men who have completed SOME's three-month residential addiction treatment program. Individuals in these programs continue their recovery, are tutored in basic life and job readiness skills, and search for long-term housing.  These programs boast excellent completion rates, with more than 70% of clients finishing the program and securing long-term housing. Watch and read stories from some of the many clients who have overcome their addictions at SOME on our Success Stories page.

Learn more about SOME's addictions recovery program»

Mental Health

Mary Claire House provides supportive-service transitional housing to homeless adults with severe and persistent mental illness. These men and women transition to Mary Claire House after they have stabilized their psychiatric symptoms at Jordan House, SOME's emergency placement. The Mary Claire House staff teaches residents basic living skills and self-care, helps them to maintain stable mental health, prepares them for independent living and assists them in finding long-term housing.

Learn more about SOME's mental health services»


SOME's Thea Bowman House program provides a safe and structured living environment for 14 homeless families. Families live at Thea Bowman House for two years and participate in savings and financial literacy training, as well as a life-skills program that makes it possible for them to secure long-term housing. Families are also connected to SOME's other services, such as our job training programs, group and individual counseling and our health services.

Learn more about SOME's housing programs for families»