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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 2013. 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 248,875 hot, nutritious meals to men, women and children in our Dining Rooms and provided another 184,936 meals to the residents of its programs for a total of 433,811 meals.

Clothing and Shower Rooms

Health Services

  • The Medical Clinic served an average of 28 ill, homeless individuals per day, with the staff providing 6,661 patient visits.
  • The Dental Clinic staff provided more than 8,996 procedures to poor and homeless women and men.

Mental Health

  • Jordan House, a residence for men and women in a severe psychiatric crisis, served 180 persons. Eighty-seven percent successfully completed the program.
  • Mary Claire House, a 90- to 180-day transitional housing program served 29 of the men and women who successfully completed their treatment at Jordan House. Eighty-eight percent of Mary Claire House residents successfully transitioned to permanent, affordable housing.
  • Isaiah House, a day socialization center, provided empowerment, support and care to 427 homeless adults with chronic mental illness.

Addiction Recovery

  • Kirwan House, our safe house for those awaiting addiction treatment served 183 men and women. Seventy-nine 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 89 individuals. Ninety percent successfully completed treatment.
  • Maya Angelou House, our 90-day residential addiction treatment program for women, served 65 individuals. Sixty-three percent successfully completed treatment.
  • Leland Place, our 90-day transitional housing program for men, served 79 individuals. Sixty-seven percent successfully transitioned to long-term, affordable housing.
  • Harvest House, our 90-day transitional housing program for women, served 42 individuals. Seventy-two percent successfully transitioned to long-term, affordable housing.
  • Continuing Care Addiction Services provided over 210 days of service to 140 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 23 homeless and extremely low-income families with 38 children.

Employment Training

  • SOME's Center for Employment Training, an intensive six-month job training program, graduated 106 students. Ninty-six 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 2013 students of the Center for Employment Training was $12.95 and 71% 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

  • Kuehner Place Senior Center provided 110 low income seniors with hot, nutritious meals, activities, life skills education, and case management.
  • Kuehner Place for Abused and Neglected Elderly provided care, comfort and support to 22 seniors. Eighty-six percent successfully transitioned to permanent affordable housing.
  • The Homebound Senior Program provided 52 vulnerable, homebound seniors with 410 case management visits, 1,430 food deliveries and 1,287 reassurance telephone calls.

Affordable Housing Development Initiative

  • Through our Affordable Housing Development Initiative, SOME has created 415 housing units for single adults and families and has 331 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.