Company Overview
So Others Might Eat is the only interfaith, community-based organization in the District of Columbia that offers a comprehensive, holistic approach to caring for the homeless and impoverished citizens of our city. 

Since 1970, SOME has been a care provider and a beacon of hope to residents in our nation’s capital. Our services are available to individuals, families, senior citizens, veterans, and those affected by physical or mental illness. Every day, we are working to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through our comprehensive approach, which we call Whole Person Care.

Many of our clients come to us with urgent needs—a meal, a shower, a toothbrush. After meeting their short-term needs and establishing trust, we focus on their long-term needs. We customize individual care pathways that meet their physical, emotional, social, financial, spiritual, and behavioral needs holistically. Our team of social workers, clinicians, instructors, and volunteers work together to put our clients on the path to success.

Why a holistic approach? It works.
  • The combination and centralization of services encourage SOME clients to build on their successes, become increasingly self-reliant, and ultimately overcome the barriers that keep them homeless and destitute.
  • Each service that SOME offers are equally important to our client’s well-being and recovery -- whether it is a winter coat, a hot meal, a hot shower, a doctor’s care, job training, or affordable housing.
  • The continuum of care we offer helps us forge a partnership built on trust that keeps the men and women we serve moving forward on a path out of poverty.
  • Our reach extends beyond direct service to addressing the systemic causes of poverty and homelessness through advocating for more robust governmental policies.
SOME (So Others Might Eat) is an interfaith, community-based organization that 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 is restoring hope and dignity one person at a time. We invite you to join us.
Company Summary
So Others Might Eat/ SOME
Number of Employees
(202) 797-8806
(202) 265-3849
60 O Street Northwest
Washington, DC