SOME’s Continued Response to COVID-19

We want to assure everyone in the SOME family that we are taking the public health issues surrounding COVID-19 seriously. Our staff continues to monitor the situation and follow recommendations from the CDC and DC’s Department of Health and Human Services.

The health and safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff is our highest priority. While the situation is rapidly evolving, SOME remains committed to providing essential services to those experiencing homelessness and poverty in our community while doing our best to prevent the spread of the disease. To that end, SOME’s services will continue to operate, with some short-term modifications. We will keep this list updated if/when things change.

SOME Services Update

As of January 11, 2022, the following programs are operating with modifications:

  • Dining Room
    People can pick up hot to-go breakfasts and bagged lunches from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. As of April 1st, we will be pivoting once again to serving to-go lunches.
  • Clothing Room
    Emergency clothing is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. from the Clothing Room.
  • Food Pantry
    Emergency food is distributed from the warehouse on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Clients are welcome to utilize the pantry twice a month. If you can’t be there then, please email or call (202) 235-1467 to set up an appointment. McKenna Center at 19 I St NW (down North Capital) has a pop-up market run by Capital Area Food Bank from 1:30-4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • Center for Employment Training
    Students are participating in virtual learning with limited, socially distant in-classroom instruction.
  • Medical, Dental & Mental Health Clinics
    Operating within normal hours, though waiting room capacity is limited.
  • Senior Services
    Closed for in-person programming throughout the month of February. February will continue in hybrid mode, which includes both in-person and virtual programming on Monday, February 28th. All seniors are receiving conference calls for socialization and lunches daily. Wellness calls are being performed as normal.

Masks are required within SOME buildings. For additional resources relating to COVID-19, visit our Client Hub by clicking here.

Volunteer opportunities remain limited and are posted to VolunteerHub.

How You Can Help

For 50 years, SOME has been able to rely on an incredible community to support the organization and the people we serve. If you are able, monetary donations are most helpful during times of uncertainty, as your gift will ensure we are able to meet any crucial needs that come up. Donate Online

SOME is also in need of the following items to help support our clients/residents:

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 500mg Tissues, toilet paper and paper towels Mayo, mustard, peanut butter and jelly packets
Alcohol wipes or rubbing alcohol Gloves Juice boxes & bottled water (mini size ok)
Cold-Eeze lozenges Disinfectant Wipes Yogurt, pudding, Jello cups
Cough drops Hand sanitizer Granola bars and oatmeal
Delsym cough syrup Disposable to-go cups (with lids), plates & napkins Single-serve bags of chips, cookies, trail mix
Vicks VaporRub Laundry detergent Cereal & fruit
Thermometers (forehead or ear) Lysol spray and other cleaning supplies Bread, rolls, buns & sandwiches
Thermometer covers Liquid hand soap and liquid dish soap Cold cuts, cheese & canned proteins

Other items include face masks (purchased or homemade).

Items can be dropped off at 71 O Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or on weekends from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.