Fighting Poverty and Homelessness
The cycle of poverty and homelessness can be broken. SOME’s (So Others Might Eat) comprehensive programs are designed to help our most vulnerable neighbors—people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty—find pathways out of poverty and achieve long-term stability and success.
SOME is an interfaith, community-based service organization that exists to help and support residents of our nation’s capital experiencing homelessness and poverty. SOME offers a variety of services, including affordable housing, counseling, substance use disorder treatment, and job training. In addition, SOME helps meet immediate daily needs by providing food, clothing, and healthcare to those in need.
In 2020, with the help of caring supporters, SOME provided:
- 261,626 meals served in our Dining Rooms and in our residential programs.
- 14,397 free sets of clothing and 7,909 showers to men and women experiencing homelessness.
- 21,702 visits to a doctor, dentist, therapist, or case worker across our Medical, Dental, and Behavioral Health Clinics.
- Emergency housing for 12 senior citizens who have experienced elder abuse and neglect.
- Support and care to 316 adults experiencing homelessness and chronic mental illness at Isaiah, Jordan, and Mary Claire House programs.
- Comprehensive addiction recovery services, including a residential treatment program, to 213 adults.
- 203 adult students with intensive job training. On average, SOME CET graduates earned over $17 per hour.
- Safe, affordable housing for 223 families with 456 children, as well as 676 single adults.
With SOME's support, thousands of people have transformed their lives and lifted themselves out of poverty. You can read and hear some of their inspiring stories on our Success Stories page.
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