Mental Health Services

SOME supports women and men experiencing homelessness and/or poverty in stabilizing and maintaining their mental health through several programs.

We provide walk-in counseling and psychiatric services to individuals at our Health Services Clinic; Isaiah House, a therapeutic day program that provides a supportive environment for men and women who have been impacted by both homelessness and severe and persistent mental illness; and Jordan and Mary Claire Houses, a community alternative to psychiatric hospitalization.

Counseling Services

SOME’s therapists are there to provide additional support when life’s challenges become overwhelming. Our staff will listen without judgement and provide tools to ease suffering and find healthier ways of coping. Therapists help people cope by learning new behaviors, increasing insight into patterns, and providing a safe place to share feelings. Many individuals find that therapy helps them improve self-esteem, gain more control over emotions, improve communication, gain control over behaviors, and improve their outlook on life.

Call 202.797.8806 x1028 or email [email protected]
Location: 60 O Street, NW
Open Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm, Mondays through Fridays
Walk-in Hours: 8:00am to 11:00am, Mondays through Fridays
Psychiatry Hours: 8:00am to 12 noon, Mondays through Fridays
Eligibility: Clients must be at least 18 years of age and a DC resident. SOME will assist patients with obtaining an ID card if necessary. Clients will need to complete a therapy referral form with a SOME therapist.         

Isaiah House, SOME’s Day Program

Isaiah House is a supportive environment for adults whose lives have been impacted by homelessness as well as by severe and persistent mental illness.

Isaiah House has three primary components: drop-in services like showers, laundry, phone access, and more; psychosocial support through group work, social activities, and positive interactions with staff and peers; and membership, where established participants work closely with staff to plan activities, perform administrative duties, and provide support to new participants.

Some of the services offered at Isaiah House include animal therapy, field trips, healthy cooking workshops, anger management, women/men’s groups, bingo, advocacy, and meditation.

Call 202.797.8806 x1068 or visit 75 Hanover Place, NW
Location: 75 Hanover Place, NW
Hours: 8:00am to 2:30pm, Mondays through Fridays
Eligibility: Participants must be/have:

  • Currently experiencing homelessness
  • Desire to be in a mental health day program, meaning that they are seeking psychiatric treatment or emotional and behavioral support
  • Age 18 or over
  • A DC resident. SOME will assist patients with obtaining an ID card if necessary.
Jordan and Mary Claire Houses, Crisis Stabilization Program

Jordan and Mary Claire Houses are a community alternative to psychiatric hospitalization. Jordan House offers a residential psychiatric crisis stabilization program for adults in Washington, DC; Mary Claire is a six-month extended program for those who, upon discharge from Jordan House, would be vulnerable to cycling through crisis again because of severe or persistant mental illness exacerbated by chronic homelessness. Caring staff are on-site 24 hours a day and cultivate a safe, stable, homelike environment. Counselors complete a comprehensive assessment of each incoming client and follow-up with intensive counseling to rapidly stabilize psychiatric symptoms. Residents are encouraged to live with increasing independence and accountability.

Call 202.292.4491 to make a referral
Hours:
24 hours a day
Eligibility: Must be experiencing psychiatric crisis. Aged 18 or older and able to walk up stairs unassisted. Residents of Mary Claire House must be currently experiencing homelessness.

Staff

           Ron Koshes, MD, Psychiatrist
           Yavar Moghimi, MD, Psychiatrist
           Arda Kasaci, MD, Psychiatrist
           Sarah Carroll, Nurse Practitioner
           Ginger Tagliarino, LICSW
           Theresa Owens, LICSW
           Jennifer Grace, LICSW
           Julian Harris, LICSW
           Sarah Coolidge, LICSW
           Fatima Bah, Program Manager, Isaiah House
           Janelle Mancuso, LICSW, Therapist, Isaiah House
           Emily Sullivan, Program Director, Jordan and Mary Claire Houses
           Sarah O'Connell, LICSW, Clinical Coordinator, Jordan and Mary Claire Houses
           Al Thompson, Crisis Counselor, Jordan House
           Shaunte Henderson, Crisis Counselor, Jordan House
           Candace Johnson, Crisis Counselor, Jordan House
           Kendra Yeager, Crisis Counselor, Jordan House
           Sonya Ervin, Service Coordinator, Mary Claire House
           Dyral Brown, Weekend Residential Assistant, Mary Claire House
           Essie Currie, Crisis Counselor, Mary Claire and Jordan Houses