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How can SOME help?

SOME offers a range of services to help you meet basic needs, receive healthcare and other treatment, train for a living-wage career, obtain safe and affordable housing, and more. For more information on services, visit our Services pages or call 202.797.8806.

Basic Needs

Free, Hot Meals

Every Day, Year-Round
Breakfast: 7:00am to 8:30am (Doors open at 6:00am)
Lunch: 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: 71 O Street, NW
Eligibility: Open to all
Questions? Call 202.797.8806 x2109

Showers

Every Day, Year-Round
Men: 7:00am to 9:30am
Women: 9:45am to 11:00am
Location: 71 O Street, NW
Showers are available by appointment in the afternoon for transgender persons, people with medical referrals, people with disabilities, and other authorized emergencies. Visit the front desk to schedule.
Eligibility: Open to all
Questions or need special accommodations? Visit the front desk at 71 O Street NW or call 202.797.8806 x2109

Clothes

Tuesdays and Fridays for adult items
9:00am to 12:30pm
Mondays and Wednesdays for children’s items
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: 71 O Street, NW
Eligibility: ID required for adults, Social Security Card or Birth Certificate per child
Have an emergency? Visit the front desk at 71 O Street NW

Food Pantry

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
7:30am
Restrictions: Persons can receive pantry items once each month. We will serve the first 10 individuals each morning.
Location: 71 O Street, NW
Eligibility: ID required
Questions? Call 202.797.8806 x2109

Healthcare

Medical Clinic

Mondays through Fridays
Hours: 8:00am to 12:00pm, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Walk-in hours: 8:00am to 11:00am
Location: 60 O Street, NW
Eligibility: Patients must be at least 18 years old and a DC resident
Make an appointment: Call 202.797.8806 x1042

Dental Clinic

Mondays through Fridays
Walk-in hours: 8:00am to 11:00am, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 60 O Street, NW
Eligibility: Patients must be at least 18 years old and a DC resident
Make an appointment: Call 202.797.8806 x1041

Social Services

Counseling and Mental Health Treatment

Mondays through Fridays
Walk-in hours: 8:00am to 11:00am
Location: 60 O Street, NW
Eligibility: Patients must be at least 18 years old and a DC resident
Make an appointment: Call 202.797.8806 x1043

Case Management - Help with IDs, Benefits, Referrals

Mondays through Fridays
Walk-in hours: 8:00am to 11:00am
Location: 60 O Street, NW
Eligibility: Patients must be at least 18 years old and a DC resident
Make an appointment: Call 202.797.8806 x1043

Legal Assistance

Some Tuesdays, call 202.797.8806 x1043 for schedule
1:00pm
Location: 60 O Street, NW
Eligibility: Patients must be at least 18 years old and a DC resident
Questions? Call 202.797.8806 x1043

Addiction Treatment

Mondays through Fridays
Drop-In Groups: 8:45am to 9:45am
Walk-in hours: 8:00am to 11:00am
Location: 60 O Street, NW
Eligibility: Patients must be at least 18 years old and a DC resident
Make an appointment: Call 202.797.8806 x1043

Senior Services

Call 202.797.8806 x1310

Job Training

Center for Employment Training

Mondays through Fridays
Apply in person: 8:30am to 11:00am
Location: 4430 Benning Road, NE
Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 18 years old and be able to produce a state-issued ID, a Social Security Card, a Birth Certificate, and a current TB test result. Applicants must be pass a drug test and possess the basic math and English skills needed to benefit from the program.
Questions? Call 202.765.135.

Housing

Family Housing

Currently our Intake Line is CLOSED
Location: Throughout the city
Eligibility: Head of household must be over the age of 18. Family must be earning no more than 30% of area median income and be eligible for Section 8 housing assistance. Additional eligibility guidelines apply, click here for more.
Questions? Email [email protected]

Single Adult Housing

Currently our Intake Line is CLOSED
Location: Throughout the city
Eligibility: Applicants must be a single person, 18 years of age or older. Must not be a lifetime registrant on the sex offender registry. Must not owe DCHA any money. Additional eligibility guidelines apply, click here for more.
Questions? Email [email protected].

Senior Housing

Location: 1667 Good Hope Road, SE
Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 60 years of age and capable of self-care. Additional eligibility guidelines apply, click here for more.
Questions? Call 202.292.4493

Temporary Emergency Housing for Abused or Neglected Seniors

Call 202.292.4493