An airy bedroom at Jordan House, SOME's two-week program for adults experiencing a mental health crisis.
As part of SOME’s Behavioral Health Services (BHS), professional clinicians provide individual and group counseling to homeless and extremely low-income individuals. Our therapists and psychiatrists address mental illness, substance abuse, and general treatment through a comprehensive social-service program.
After an assessment, the men and women who come to SOME for mental health support may be given referrals to our other SOME mental health programs. To be eligible for SOME's mental health services, a patient must be homeless in the District.
Behavioral Health Services (BHS)
60 'O' Street, NW
202.797.8806 ext. 1116
Open Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm
Walk-ins welcome weekday mornings
Jordan House served 197 men and women who were experiencing a psychiatric crisis and Mary Claire House provided a safe transition for 18 of the clients who had stabilized at Jordan House in 2011.
Seventy-one percent of Jordan House clients and 75% of Mary Claire House clients successfully completed the programs in 2011.
Three-hundred and twenty-nine homeless adults with chronic mental illness received empowerment, support and care at Isaiah House. Eighty-eight percent remained successfully in the program or transitioned to other services in 2011.
Jordan House is an emergency placement for individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Counselors complete a comprehensive assessment of each incoming client and follow up with intensive counseling to rapidly stabilize psychiatric symptoms.
Jordan House provides a safe, stable, homelike environment. Upon leaving, clients receive individualized treatment plans that, carried out in collaboration with other service providers and family members, helps clients to maintain stable mental health.
Mary Claire House provides supportive-service transitional housing to homeless adults with severe and persistent mental illness after they have been stabilized at Jordan House. The Mary Claire House staff teaches residents basic living skills and self-care, helps them to maintain stable mental health, prepares them for independent living, and assists them in finding long-term housing.
Photo courtesy of Thom Wolf
Isaiah House members volunteer at the Zagami House playground build.
Isaiah House is a drop-in day socialization program for homeless adults with mental illness that focuses on peer support, peer-led activities and outreach to engage mentally ill homeless adults in the community. Located in the same building as the SOME Medical and Dental Clinics, Isaiah House provides individual case management, therapeutic groups, life-skills classes and a wide variety of enrichment activities that empower participants to maximize their independence and participate as fully as possible in their communities.
202.797.8806 ext. 1068