So Others Might Eat (SOME)

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~ “SOME’s Dining Room provides two hot, nutritious meals every day of the year to anyone who needs it—no questions asked.”
~ “Sandwiches and fruit are available for guests to take with them after meals and guests who miss breakfast or lunch can visit the front desk at 71 O Street to see if there are bagged lunches available.”
~Breakfast Hours: 7:00am to 8:30am
~Lunch Hours: 11:30am to 1:00pm
~ “SOME’s food pantry offers non-perishable food items and fresh produce (when available) to those who need extra help to ensure that they and their families have enough to eat.”
~ “Hours: 7:30am, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays – We will serve the first 10 individuals each morning.”
~ “Eligibility: ID required. Persons can receive pantry items twice each month.”

~ “SOME’s clothing room offers clothing, shoes, accessories, and small home goods to those in need. Items are seasonally appropriate and provided free of charge. We also have a special room for children’s clothing and associated items.”
~ “Hygiene kits, containing soap, shampoo, lotion, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, razors, and feminine hygiene products, are also available.”
~Adult Hours: 9:00am to 12:30pm, Tuesdays and Fridays
~Children Hours: 1:30pm to 3:30pm, Mondays and Wednesday
~ Eligibility: ID required for adults. A Social Security card or birth certificate must be presented per child receiving items (children do not need to be present).

~ “SOME’s shower facilities are available for use every day of the year. Toiletries and towels will be provided. We offer standard morning blocks for men and women. Transgender persons, those with medical referrals, people with disabilities, and other authorized emergencies can shower by appointment in the afternoons.”
~ “Hygiene kits, containing soap, shampoo, lotion, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, razors, and feminine hygiene products, are also available at the front desk.”
~Men’s Hours: 7:00am to 9:30am
~Women’s Hours:9:45am to 11:00am

Health Care
~ “SOME offers a full range of high-quality health services to adults experiencing homelessness or poverty.”
~ “SOME offers walk-in hours every weekday and accepts patients regardless of their ability to pay.”
~Medical Clinic Services include: Primary care, Annual Well Woman exams, Lab testing, STD and HIV testing, TB testing, Chronic care management (diabetes, asthma, COPD), Diabetes support group, Eye clinic, Podiatry/foot care, Medication management assistance, Referrals, Support in obtaining health insurance, Support in obtaining identification
~Dental Clinic Services include: Basic care, cleanings, cavity fills, Restorations, Root canals, Tooth extractions, Dentures, Prevention and education, Support in obtaining health insurance, Support in obtaining identification
~Medical Clinic Contact: 202.797.8806 x 1042
~Dental Clinic Contact: 202.797.8806 x 1041
~Location: 60 O Street, NW
~Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm, Mondays through Fridays
~Walk-in Hours: 8:00am to 11:00am, Mondays through Fridays
~Diabetes Support Group Schedule: Call 202.797.8806 x 1042
~Eligibility: Patients must be at least 18 years of age and a DC resident. SOME will assist patients with obtaining an ID card if necessary.
~The SOME Medical Clinic “accepts patients regardless of their ability to pay.”
~They accept various insurance plans and have a sliding scale of fees. They will also assist eligible patients in applying for insurance.

Case Management & Legal Services
~ “SOME can assist clients in obtaining benefits, with legal issues, and in connecting to other government agencies.”
~Services include:
~~Obtaining DC identification
~~Applying for Medicaid and other insurance
~~Assistance with housing applications
~~Assistance with working with government agencies
~~Legal assistance
~Contact: 202.797.8806 x1043
~Location: 60 O Street, NW
~Walk-in Hours: 8:00am to 11:00am, Mondays through Fridays
~Legal Services Hours: 1:00pm, some Tuesdays. Call 202.797.8806 x1043 for schedule
~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.

Mental Health Services
~Counseling Services: They provide walk-in counseling and psychiatric services to individuals at the Health Services Clinic.
~Call 202.797.8806 x 1054 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.
~They also have Isaiah House, a therapeutic day program for individuals experiencing homelessness and mental illness.
~Isaiah House provides drop-in services like showers, laundry, phone access, and more and psychosocial support through group work and social activities.
~Some of  their activities include animal therapy, field trips, healthy cooking workshops, anger management, women/men’s groups, bingo, advocacy, and meditation.
Call 202.797.8806 x 1068 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, and A DC resident. SOME will assist patients with obtaining an ID card if necessary.
~Additionally, they have the Jordan House and the Mary Claire program. “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.”
~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.

Substance Abuse Recovery
~Recovery services include:
~~ “Residential Treatment: Treatment plans may incorporate residential treatment, offered at SOME’s facility in West Virginia. We also offer a safe house for clients prior to going to residential treatment and transitional housing for clients returning from that facility.”
~~ “Outpatient Treatment: Intensive outpatient services include three treatment groups a day, as well as individual study time, 12 step groups, and peer groups. Clients may meet one-on-one with a counselor. Our outpatient program includes one to two groups a week specifically focused on maintaining and working on recovery following residential treatment.”
~ “SOME also offers alumni programs to our clients following their graduation. These services including monthly meetings, access to individual counseling, and peer support services as needed.”
~Contact: [email protected] or 202.797.8806 x 1032
~Location: Main SOME, 60 O Street, NW
~Services: Intake, Counseling, and Group Sessions
~Hours: Walk-in hours are from 8:00am to 11:00am, Mondays through Fridays. Drop-in Group Meetings are from 8:45am to 9:45am, Mondays through Fridays
~Location: SOME’s Conway Center, 4430 Benning Road, NE
~Services: Inpatient Treatment, Intensive Outpatient Treatment, Outpatient Treatment
~Hours: By appointment only, call 202.797.8806 x 1032
~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.

Senior Services
~ “SOME’s Senior Center, located in Ward 8, offers exciting health, wellness, and recreational activities and links participants to supportive services. Activities include, but are not limited to, fitness classes, health and wellness seminars, senior advocacy workgroups, and community trips (museums, shopping, etc.).”
~Lunch is provided daily.
~Transportation is provided for residents of Wards 6, 7, and 8.
~Enroll: Call 202.797.8806
~Location: 1667 Good Hope Road, SE
~Hours: 10:00am to 2:00pm, Mondays through Fridays
~Eligibility: Participants must be a resident of DC, age 60 or over, capable of self-care, and without a diagnosis of dementia and/or memory loss.
~The Homebound program offers “supportive services, including regular assessments, weekly calls, links to community resources, and practical assistance”
~Get on the Waitlist: Call 202.292.4493
~Eligibility:Participants must be a resident of DC, age 60 or over, relatively homebound, and live in Ward 6, 7, or 8. Participants must not be receiving services from an EPD Waiver Program.
~ The EDP Waiver program is a “Medicaid Waiver choice program for seniors and individuals with physical disabilities who can safely receive supportive services in their homes and communities.”
~Enroll: Call 202.797.8806
~Eligibility: “Participants must be a resident of DC, DC Medicaid-eligible, age 65 or over or between 18 and 64 and diagnosed as having a physical disability, and require daily assistance to complete daily activities such as bathing, meal preparation, etc. Financial restrictions apply, call 202.797.8806 x 1310 for more information.”
~For information on affordable housing for seniors, click here.
~For information on temporary, emergency housing for abused and/or neglected seniors, click here.

Employment Training
~The SOME Center for Employment Training is a “tuition-free adult workforce training program that prepares adult learners for national, industry-recognized certifications for careers in Healthcare and the Building Trades.”
~~Past Experiences: Criminal history is not a barrier to entry.
~~Educational Background: A high school diploma or GED is not required to participate in the program.
~~Transportation: Transportation assistance is provided to all students monthly.
~~Residency: DC, MD, and VA residents may apply. 
~To learn more, click here.
~To apply for the training program, click here.

~They offer affordable family housing.
~Eligibility: Applicants must be/have: A head of household age 18 or over. The head of household’s dependent children must be under age 18, Eligible for Section 8 housing assistance, Preferably on DCHA public housing waitlists (Local Rent Supplement Program/LRSP, Housing Assistance Program/HAP/Section 8), Employed full or part-time, actively engaged in a job training program, or enrolled and attending school, Earning no more than 30% of area median income, $600 for security deposit, Willing to participate in mandatory community meetings, case management for themselves and their children, and budgeting/saving activities, and For some properties, all residents must have six months clean and sober
~ “Preference is given to families that are currently experiencing homelessness—living outside, in an emergency shelter, in unsafe housing, or paying more than 50% of their income for rent.”
~ “For Griffin House: Families must be able to pay at least $600 a month in rent. Single adults are accepted, must be able to pay at least $500 a month in rent.”
~ “For Weinberg Building: Families must be willing to participate in a two-year transitional housing program.”
~For more information about availability, email [email protected].
~They also offer affordable housing for single adults.
~Eligibility: Applicants must be/have: Must have income, Must have 6 months of documented clean time, Cannot be a lifetime registered sex offender, Cannot owe DCHA any money, and Be a single person, aged 18 or older
~For more information about availability, email [email protected].

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71 O St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 797-8806

Hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Last updated: 08.07.19

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