71 ‘O’ Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
202.797.8806 ext. 1070
SOME (So Others Might Eat) is an interfaith, community-based organization that serves the homeless and destitute in the District of Columbia. SOME meets the immediate needs of poor and homeless men, women and children with food, clothing and health care and provides programs that address the root causes of homelessness and poverty through job training, addiction treatment, counseling and other support services.
SOME helps clients to maintain long-term stability through the provision of safe, supportive-service affordable housing, and currently operates more than 300 units for single adults and 80 units for families. More than 240 additional affordable units are under construction or in the pipeline as part of SOME’s Affordable Housing Development Initiative. Through the Initiative, SOME aims to create 1,000 new units of affordable housing for more than 2,000 of the District’s homeless and poor.
Fact: Today, more than 6,500 District residents – over one-third of them in families - are literally homeless.
Fact: Homelessness among families increased 46% between 2008 and 2011.
Fact: The District's poverty rate is 18.4% and nearly one in three DC children live in poverty.
Fact: The gap between the rich and the poor is greater here than almost anywhere else in the country.
Learn more about homelessness and poverty in the District in SOME's Advocacy Resource Library.
In 2011, SOME provided:
View SOME’s Annual Report (pdf, 2.45 MB)