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.

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  

9 people found this review helpful

I have had the pleasure of working with the CET center for several years now. My company has employed approximately 7 individuals, and 6 are still here! I believe this successful program is due to the particular model they use. They address ALL barriers to success, not just job training. Substance abuse issues, housing, day care, medical care - all impact a person's ability to be successful in a job. I have worked with other organizations, and have not had the success I have experienced working with SOME CET.

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

Watching those that we have hired be successful in their jobs. It's been a great experience seeing the lives of these individuals change.

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

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

Working with the staff and the students. Making successful placements of the graduates.

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

Very dedicated, hard working, and have the sincere desire to help others.

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

Provide even more job training and resources to individuals to enable them to be successful members of society.

Ways to make it better...

My company had more employment opportunities to provide to the graduates.

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

The economy. Employers, such as mine, have limited opportunities for jobs.

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

More organizations should use the SOME CET model for success. It works.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have been working with SOME for about seven years. Our organization found the SOME help individuals get the training they need to be successful in the workplace. We have hired students that went through the program and we have been very happy with the results. I highly recommend SOME as a training facility that cares about their students and want them to succeed. I am proud to be part of SOME and will continue to do whatever I can do to continue to support the program. Thanks SOME for all that you do.

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

When they had their facility on Benning Road prior to them closing, I use to come and do mock interviews with the students. It allowed them to prepare for interivews when they start looking for employment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

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