Restoring Health and Wellness to Our Neighbors in the
Nation’s Capital

Our Approach:
Whole Person Care

Our approach is people-centered, trauma-informed and grounded in equity. We help restore our community’s health and wellness by focusing on the whole person.  

We help our clients with their immediate and long-term needs by focusing on five key areas:  Housing, Emergency and Social Services, Healthcare, Education and Workforce Development, and Advocacy


Our Services

Since 1970, SOME has been a care provider and a beacon of hope to residents in our nation’s capital. Our services are available to individuals, families, senior citizens, veterans and those affected by physical or mental illness. Every day, we are working to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through our comprehensive approach.



There are 1,295 residents enrolled in our affordable housing program, including single adults, families and seniors.

Emergency & Social Services

In 2021, we served 75 clients through our senior center and 85,540 through our emergency services.


Every year, over 22,000 of our clients visit a doctor, dentist, therapist or case worker in one of our clinics.

Education & Workforce Development

Our Center for Employment Training graduates earn, on average, $18/hr—almost $2 more than DC’s minimum wage.


We foster regional and national coalitions that drive funding and attention towards eliminating the root causes of homelessness and poverty.

If you or someone you know needs care today, SOME can help.

Working in Partnership with the District’s Leading Social Service Providers

Nearly one in five DC residents lives at or below the poverty line. To help meet their needs, we work in partnership with a range of DC-based nonprofits and government agencies, including housing, health, education and human services. Together, we are bringing hope to underserved communities. We are creating solutions that offer dignity and opportunity to thousands of our neighbors here in the nation’s capital.