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 2011. 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 248,205 hot, nutritious meals to men, women and children in our Dining Rooms and provided another 141,215 meals to the residents of its programs for a total of 389,420 meals.
Clothing and Shower Rooms
- The Medical Clinic served an average of 28 ill, homeless individuals per day, with the staff providing 6,909 patient services.
- The Dental Clinic staff provided more than 7,113 procedures to poor and homeless women and men.
- Jordan House, a residence for men and women in a severe psychiatric crisis, served 197 persons. Seventy-one percent successfully completed the program.
- Mary Claire House, a 90- to 180-day transitional housing program served 18 of the men and women who successfully completed their treatment at Jordan House. Seventy-five percent of Mary Claire House residents successfully transitioned to permanent, affordable housing.
- Isaiah House, a day socialization center, provided empowerment, support and care to 329 homeless adults with chronic mental illness. One hundred, fifty-eight additional individuals were served in 2011 than 2010. Eighty-eight percent remained successfully in the day program or transitioned to appropriate services.
- Kirwan House and Leland Place, our safe houses for those awaiting addiction treatment served 128 men and women. Seventy-six 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 68 individuals. Ninety-three percent successfully completed treatment. The national average is approximately 40%.
- Maya Angelou House, our 90-day residential addiction treatment program for women, served 58 individuals. Eighty-nine percent successfully completed treatment. The national average is approximately 40%.
- Leland Place, our 90-day transitional housing program for men, served 69 individuals. Sixty-nine percent successfully transitioned to long-term, affordable housing.
- Harvest House, our 90-day transitional housing program for women, served 43 individuals. Seventy-five percent successfully transitioned to long-term, affordable housing.
- Continuing Care Addiction Services provided over 210 days of service to 171 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 17 homeless and extremely low-income families with 32 children.
- SOME's Center for Employment Training, an intensive six-month job training program, graduated 96 students. Sixty-seven were placed in jobs in medical administration, building maintenance and business and customer relations. The remaining graduates are in job search.
- The average wage earned by 2011 graduates of the Center for Employment Training was $11.45 and 80% of graduates received full benefits. In addition, 80% of 2010 graduates maintained their employment one year after graduation.
Long-term Affordable Housing for Families
Long-term Affordable Housing for Single Adults
Affordable Housing Development Initiative
- Through our Affordable Housing Development Initiative, SOME has created 346 housing units for single adults and families and has 216 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.