Fighting Poverty and Homelessness

The cycle of poverty and homelessness can be broken. SOME’s (So Others Might Eat) comprehensive programs are designed to help our neighbors experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty—find pathways out of poverty and achieve long-term stability and success.

SOME is an interfaith, community-based service organization that exists to help and support residents of our nation’s capital experiencing homelessness and poverty. SOME offers a variety of services, including affordable housing, counseling, substance use disorder treatment, and job training. In addition, SOME helps meet immediate daily needs by providing food, clothing, and healthcare to those in need.


In 2021, with the help of caring supporters, SOME provided:

  • 193,567 meals served in our Dining Rooms and in our residential programs.
  • 5,330 free sets of clothing and 7,624 showers to men and women experiencing homelessness.
  •  22,890 visits to a doctor, dentist, therapist, or case worker across our Medical, Dental, and Behavioral Health Clinics.
  • Emergency housing for 10 senior citizens who have experienced elder abuse and neglect.
  • Support and care to 329 adults experiencing homelessness and chronic mental illness at Isaiah, Jordan, and Mary Claire House programs.
  • Comprehensive addiction recovery services, including a residential treatment program, to 204 adults.
  • 160 adult students with intensive job training. On average, SOME CET graduates earned over $17.99 per hour.
  • 1295 residents in SOME's affordable housing, 222 families (386 children + 231 adults),  678 single adults (non-family housing).
  • Over 1000 units for single adults and family housing, and 227 more units in development.

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With SOME's support, thousands of people have transformed their lives and lifted themselves out of poverty. You can read and hear some of their inspiring stories on our Success Stories page.

2020 Annual Report

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