Why Work at SOME

As a faith-inspired organization, SOME was founded and built upon the belief in dignity and respect for all people. We all are worthy of it, and responsible for it. Appreciation for our shared humanity and sense of community has been a central feature of our mission for over 50 years. This is the call to action that SOME represents: to serve, empower and elevate all members of our community.   

As champions of our mission, we commit to creating an environment that welcomes and celebrates the diverse array of employees and clients we engage with every day. We strive to be bold in our work, knowing that to drive meaningful change, we must not shy away from discomfort. We reject all forms of individual and systemic discrimination, work actively to eliminate the abuse of privilege and power, and seek justice and equity for all we encounter.  Learn more about our mission and our core values.

At SOME, we value high standards in ethics, dependability, innovation, self-empowerment, collaboration, and customer service. We emphasize a leadership pipeline through leadership peer groups, tuition assistance and training, and a strong emphasis on internal promotion. Our benefits and culture underscore a healthy life/work balance.

SOME has been named a Top Workplace by The Washington Post for four consecutive years (2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018).

We are an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for training, compensation, transfer, promotion, and other aspects of employment for all qualified employees. It is the policy of SOME, in accordance with applicable law, not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, veteran status, or liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States.

Employee Testimonials

Tevin McDonald.jpeg"It has been a year since I have joined SOME. Rather than sensing restriction or judgment, I wanted my clients to feel welcomed when they stepped into my office, just like I experienced acceptance within the SOME organization. Representation matters! I cannot wait to advocate for my clients for many more years to come!"

Tevin McDonald, MSW, LGSW - Clinical Setting Addiction Counselor at Leland Place


“I’m excited about the opportunity to be a member of the SOME family. As a new employee, I came in and was presented with an opportunity to take part in the Behavioral Health Services staff retreat. Immediately I felt genuine warmth and welcome from all the BHS staff. It was refreshing to meet and greet as well as gain additional tools while in a relaxing environment with the team. I experienced first-hand SOME’s staff development benefit towards continued personal and professional growth coming in the door. It is truly a pleasure to work with an organization whose staff embodies and breathes the SOME mission…on and off the clock.”

Petrina Williams, Clinical Setting Addictions Counselor, Behavioral Health Services