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Success by the Numbers

It's not just how many people we serve or how many meals or clothes we give out that is important. Even more vital are lives being changed. Our services guarantee that the poor and homeless who come through our doors have the opportunity to live meaningful lives with long-term sobriety, stable income, stable mental and physical health and long-term, affordable housing.

Listed below are our program outcomes for 2012. The numbers by themselves are not important but they represent hundreds of real people who are now enjoying independence in their lives. You can also read and hear some of these remarkable success stories on our website.


Dining Rooms for the Homeless

  • SOME served 253,869 hot, nutritious meals to men, women and children in our Dining Rooms and provided another 167,930 meals to the residents of its programs for a total of 421,799 meals.

Clothing and Shower Rooms

Health Services

  • The Medical Clinic served an average of 35 ill, homeless individuals per day, with the staff providing 8,872 patient services.
  • The Dental Clinic staff provided more than 6,764 procedures to poor and homeless women and men.

Mental Health

  • Jordan House, a residence for men and women in a severe psychiatric crisis, served 223 persons. Seventy-seven percent successfully completed the program.
  • Mary Claire House, a 90- to 180-day transitional housing program served 19 of the men and women who successfully completed their treatment at Jordan House. Eighty percent of Mary Claire House residents successfully transitioned to permanent, affordable housing.
  • Isaiah House, a day socialization center, provided empowerment, support and care to 310 homeless adults with chronic mental illness. Seventy-nine percent remained successfully in the day program or transitioned to appropriate services.

Addiction Recovery

  • Kirwan House and Leland Place, our safe houses for those awaiting addiction treatment served 149 men and women. Eighty-one percent successfully transitioned to residential addiction treatment at Exodus House and Maya Angelou House in West Virginia.
  • Exodus House, our 90-day residential addiction treatment program for men, served 77 individuals. Ninety percent successfully completed treatment. The national average is approximately 40%.
  • Maya Angelou House, our 90-day residential addiction treatment program for women, served 59 individuals. Eighty-two percent successfully completed treatment. The national average is approximately 40%.
  • Leland Place, our 90-day transitional housing program for men, served 70 individuals. Seventy-eight percent successfully transitioned to long-term, affordable housing.
  • Harvest House, our 90-day transitional housing program for women, served 42 individuals. Eighty-seven percent successfully transitioned to long-term, affordable housing.
  • Continuing Care Addiction Services provided over 210 days of service to 178 men and women continuing their long-term transition into the community.

Transitional Housing for Families

  • Thea Bowman House, a two-year transitional housing program, served 16 homeless and extremely low-income families with 42 children.

Employment Training

  • SOME's Center for Employment Training, an intensive six-month job training program, graduated 81students. Fifty-two were placed in jobs in medical administration, building maintenance and electronic health records. The remaining graduates are in job search.
  • The average wage earned by 2012 students of the Center for Employment Training was $13.78 and 86% of 2012 graduates maintained their employment one year after graduation.

Long-term Affordable Housing for Families

Long-term Affordable Housing for Single Adults

Elderly Services

Affordable Housing Development Initiative

  • Through our Affordable Housing Development Initiative, SOME has created 386 housing units for single adults and families and has 358 units under development. Through the Initiative, SOME will add 1,000 units of safe, affordable housing to the 237 affordable apartments and single rooms that SOME opened prior to 2004.