SOME Response to COVID-19
We want to assure everyone in the SOME family that we are taking the public health issue surrounding COVID-19 seriously. Our staff continues to monitor the situation and follow recommendations from the CDC and DC's Department of Health and Human Services.
The health and safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff is our highest priority. While the situation is rapidly evolving, SOME remains committed to providing essential services to those experiencing homelessness and poverty in our community while doing our best to prevent the spread of the disease. To that end, SOME's services will continue to operate, with some short-term modifications. We will keep this list updated if/when things change. As of January 11, 2021, the following programs are operating with modifications:
- Dining Room: People can pick up hot to-go breakfasts and bagged lunches from 7:30am to 9:00am. Per instructions from DHS, meals must be to-go and our Dining Room will not be available for seating.
- Clothing Room: Emergency clothing is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-11:00am from the Clothing Room.
- Food Pantry: Emergency food is distributed from the warehouse on Fridays from 11:00am-12:00pm. Clients are welcome to utilize the pantry twice a month. If you can't be there then, please email [email protected] or call 202-235-1467 to set up an appointment. McKenna Center at 19 I St NW (down North Capital) has a pop-up market run by Capital Area Food Bank from 1:30-4:00pm Monday through Thursday.
- Center for Employment Training: Students participating in virtual learning with limited in-classroom instruction.
- Medical, Dental & Mental Health Clinics: Operating with normal hours though waiting room capacity is limited.
- Senior Services:
- Senior Center: on-site activities are canceled; staff are facilitating a daily conference call for socialization
- All seniors are receiving wellness calls and meal delivery continues as normal. Also offering twice-daily conference calls for additional socialization.
Masks are required within SOME buildings. For additional resources relating to COVID-19, visit our Client Hub by clicking here.
Volunteer opportunities remain limited and are posted to VolunteerHub.
How You Can Help
For 50 years, SOME has been able to rely on an incredible community to support the organization and the people we serve. If you are able, monetary donations are most helpful during times of uncertainty, as your gift will ensure we are able to meet any crucial needs that come up. Donate Online
SOME is also in need of the following items to help support our clients/residents:
|Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 500mg||Tissues, toilet paper and paper towels||Mayo, mustard, peanut butter and jelly packets|
|Alcohol wipes or rubbing alcohol||Gloves||Juice boxes & bottled water (mini size ok)|
|Cold-Eeze lozenges||Disinfectant Wipes||Yogurt, pudding, Jello cups|
|Cough drops||Hand sanitizer||Granola bars and oatmeal|
|Delsym cough syrup||Disposable to-go cups (with lids), plates & napkins||Single-serve bags of chips, cookies, trail mix|
|Vicks Vaporup||Laundry detergent||Cereal & fruit|
|Thermometers (forehead or ear)||Lysol spray and other cleaning supplies||Bread, rolls, buns & sandwiches|
|Thermometer covers||Liquid hand soap and liquid dish soap||Cold cuts, cheese & canned proteins|
Other items include face masks (purchased or homemade), Depends, Ensure, board games, decks of cards, coloring books and supplies for children and adults, and journals. Items can be dropped off at 71 O Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 on weekdays from 8:00am to 4:00pm or on weekends from 7:00am to 2:00pm.