Photo courtesy of Thom Wolf
Two Independence Place residents do their homework at SOME Place for Kids.
Barnaby House, Independence Place, Chesapeake House, Griffin House, and Zagami House provided 86 adults and 178 children with safe, service enriched, permanent affordable housing in 2012. Ninety-six percent of the families maintained their health, sobriety and income.
Thea Bowman House served 16 homeless and extremely low income adults with 32 children in 2012. Seventy-nine percent of the families served successfully remained in or completed the program in 2012.
One-third of the District’s homeless residents are part of families. Homeless and extremely low-income families face a staggering shortage of decent, affordable housing. To help address this need, in 2005 SOME opened Independence Place for 22 homeless and poor families with more than 60 children.
Children living at Independence Place attend SOME Place for Kids, an after-school tutoring and enrichment program, and meet regularly with a Family Services Case Manager to set and meet academic goals. Parents work with program staff to repair credit, save money, enroll in job training and find and maintain employment. Our support services are designed to help children and parents to reach their full potential and to empower them to live increasingly independent and productive lives.
2802 N Street, SE
Since 2005, SOME has opened four similar programs for families, Barnaby House, Zagami House, Chesapeake Street and Griffin House which provide a total of 69 units of safe, long-term affordable housing for vulnerable District families, including more than 160 children. Learn how you can volunteer at one of SOME's affordable housing programs for families.
740 Barnaby Street, SE
730 Chesapeake Street, SE
2765 Naylor Road, SE
1701 19th Street, SE
SOME's Thea Bowman House program consists of a 10-unit apartment building and four townhouses that provide a safe and structured living environment for 14 homeless families. Families live at Thea Bowman House for two years and participate in savings and financial literacy training, as well as a life-skills program that makes it possible for them to secure long-term housing. Families are also connected to SOME's other services, such as our job training programs, group and individual counseling and our health services.
Thea Bowman House
4065 Minnesota Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20019
Townhouses on 'O' Street, NW
For more information regarding our Family Services programs, please contact Michele Minor, Family Services Program Director, at 202.797.8806, ext. 2911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.