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, 7,748 District residents - including 2,236 children - are literally homeless.
Fact: Homelessness among families increased 25% over the past year.
Fact: Nearly 110,000 District residents live below the federal poverty level, including 30% of DC children.
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 2013, SOME provided: