April 2015

SOME's New Program for Mothers and Children

Family

SOME will soon open DC’s only inpatient substance abuse treatment program where mothers can get help without being separated from their children. The program will provide treatment for up to 14 homeless and low-income mothers, each with one or two children 10 years old or younger.

Thea Bowman House for Women and Children will provide family centered services that address the full range of needs of mothers and children, including residential addiction treatment, mental health services, full medical care including primary, pre- and post-natal care, parenting education and support, trauma recovery services and case management.

Learn How You Can Make A Difference


Family apartment

Give a Family a Fresh Start

The apartments at SOME's Thea Bowman House for Women and Children have furniture, but families urgently need household goods such as sheets, towels and dishes. You can help mothers and children settle in and get off to a good start by purchasing some of these essential furnishings. You can also provide educational and engaging toys for children to enjoy in the program's Kids' Playroom.

     
Volunteer

Volunteer Spotlight: Megan M., Health Advocate

During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate dedicated volunteers, such as Megan McManus, who use their talents to help the homeless at SOME. Megan, one of SOME’s long-term (year-long) volunteers, is using her public health background to educate clients about diabetes, HIV/AIDS, heart health and other health issues that are prevalent among homeless and low-income DC residents, using interactive tools like Health Jeopardy (pictured at left). Thank you, Megan!

Ronald

Ronald's Story

Ronald started attending the SOME Senior Center while completing a rehabilitation program for homeless men. “The Senior Center offers a person everything…I mean a real sense of peace. My time was running out at the [program] and I was about to…move into a shelter. Ms. Denise [Senior Center Program Manager] was having none of this. I moved into Kuehner Place [for Abused and Neglected Elderly] and cried like a baby that night. I have my own room and three free meals of my choice. Thanks to the whole entire staff of SOME.”

SOME is in need of the following items.

Canned tuna
Depends/Adult diapers
New underwear
Reusable grocery bags
Men's jeans
Men's shoes/boots

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SOME (So Others Might Eat)
71 O Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
phone: 202.797.8806 | fax: 202.265.3849 | web@some.org
EIN # 23-7098123 | UW# 8189 | CFC# 74405

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