SOME, Inc. dba, So Others Might Eat

Rating: 4.97 stars   33 reviews

Issues:

Location: 71 "O" St Nw Washington DC 20001 USA

Mission: SOME exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation''s capital. We meet the immediate daily needs of the people we serve with food, clothing, and health care. We help break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness.
Programs:

Each day, SOME serves more than 800 nourishing to hungry and homeless men, women and children in its Dining Rooms.  Guests are served a hot breakfast and lunch by volunteers and staff members.  The Dining Rooms are open 365 days a year and all are welcome.  Homeless men and women are also able to take hot showers and change into clean clothing in the adjacent Shower Room.  For many guests, the Dining Room is a first step towards more lasting change through our health care, job training and addiction treatment programs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I worked for this organization for 4 years as the Donations Coordinator. As an employee I have witnessed the full transformation of the truly destitute. People whose souls were emptied by poverty, homelessness and drugs are now filled with love and hope. The success stories are real, the photos are real and this organization is real!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Working with Father John Adams.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2004-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I know many of the people who work at SOME. All are great people who love what they do and really want to help others.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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2 people found this review helpful

SOME provides extremely high-quality services to many of the District's most underserved residents - including those who often have no where else to turn for comprehensive primary medical and dental care. Their staff is extremely dedicated and overwhelmingly committed to their mission.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with their staff, who understand their client base extremely well and work diligently to meet their needs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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2 people found this review helpful

I've been a volunteer at several SOME fundraisers and have worked with the advocacy department on several city political issues. It's always been a good experience. I particularly like working with an organization that serves so many parts of the community in so many ways. SOME provides great direct service while working to address the underlying problems that lead to the need for those services.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide housing, education, and other services for more people in need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

SOME is an organization that works hard to address the needs of our city's poor. Their outreach touches and betters many people's lives and offers hope to those who otherwise might not have any.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working as a volunteer in the kitchen and the medicl clinic.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting the people who work there and meeting the people they serve.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

enthusiastic and compassionate.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

SOME is a wonderful organization in Wahsington, DC. They do great work for the city's underprivleged. The staff serves with humility and compassion.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the staff

Ways to make it better...

nothing

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I've donated to SOME in the past and I'm impressed with the staff's knowledge about the homeless community and the organization's financial transparency.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly and committed to fulfilling the organization's mission.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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2 people found this review helpful

I've been impressed by the scale of SOME's work in the community and the dedication of its staff and volunteers. It is truly a vital resource for DC residents.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Cheerful, committed and very hard-working. Staff works overtime to get things done.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Wonderful organization. They do an amazing amount of good serving those with the greatest need with limited resources. Wish I had more time and money to give.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the entire appearance and community of Washington, D.C. They truly do an amazing job helping the most desperate in DC given their limited resources.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Great organization focusing on local needs - offering many creative ways to get involved, through Soup Bowl sales, Trot for Hunger, and serving at soup kitchens. SOME is always getting words out to ask people to look out for those in need of shelters and how to contact help. A great, great organization for the city!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

were dedicated, organized, and personal.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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