Some, Inc. Dba, So Others Might Eat

Rating: 4.97 stars   33 reviews

Issues: Health, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

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  

10 people found this review helpful

I am currently a student of the S.O.M.E. Center For Employment Training. This is an awesome program for people to come and get vocational training or enhance the skills that they already possess. The courses offered are Medical Administration, Building Maintenance, and Businiss and Customer Relations. I believe that the students are at an advantage because we recieve hands on instruction from someone who has actually worked in the field that they are teaching. We are very fortunate to have a staff of caring and sincere people who work very hard every day to give 100 percent of their time and effort to each and every student. We have human development that tackle problems in certain behaviors, habits and mindsets, career development that prepare students for the workplace by way of creating resumes and other employee documents, interviewing techniques, and how to seek employment through differnet venues, student services such as barrier reduction to make sure that there are no obstacles to stand in the way to hinder the success of the students. The Center For Employment Training focus on the "whole person" individually. I would recommend this program to anyone that need it.

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

Professionalism at it's finest. The students here are treated with dignity and respect.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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11 people found this review helpful

In the fall of last year I receieved information about So Other's Might Eat Center For Employment Training. At first I put it out of my mind; but with the recession I could not afford to continue my education so I called and found out the first step in becoming a student at CET and the rest is history. I Have never loved going to school as much as I did when I was enrolled at CET. I thank God for all that I learned, the people that I met and the life lessons that I still carry with me.

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

the kind spirited people and there willingness to go above and beyond to help each client that walks threw the door.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I have donated to SOME for years. Yes, they provide many, many meals to hungry people in the Washington, DC area. Yet they have addressed many other needs like health care and housing! Several years ago, I was delighted to learn that they had helped someone I knew, and the help made a life changing difference.

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

the life of a family I know.

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

Give it more money.

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

Year-in, year-out commitment to really poor people. They give not only a meal, but opportunity for a better life.

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

Everyone seems dedicated.

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

Do more, rather than do SOME.

Ways to make it better...

N/A

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

The economic downturn.

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

N/A

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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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

I've worked with SOME on a professional basis over the past eight years in helping to promote the thanksgiving walk for hunger. a wonderful, spirited, genuinely caring group of people. My church is also involved with some in the "chili making" project. It really has taught my children over the years - as they make chili- to include the less fortunate in their thoughts and prayers. Very proud to be associated with them.

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

watching the "Walk for Hunger" get bigger and bigger every year.

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

I have no suggested changes. I wish i had time to help and assist more throughout the year.

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

Father John Adams, Tracy Monson, and Linda Perisis - working with them - being inspired by their giving spirit.

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

kind, caring, hard-working.

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

Wow - it could get our DC's displaced people all sorts of professional (health / mental health) assistance.

Ways to make it better...

My experience is always good....their goals are lofty / all good. i feel very fortunate to know them.

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

cuts & our displaced population feeling hopeless and alone.

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

best wishes and prayers to SOME in Washington, DC.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2001-9-01

 
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