February 2016

How Sherita Changed Everything

Addiction treatment, housing, job training, employment

It takes a lot to break a 30 year addiction to drugs and alcohol. But Sherita was determined, and thanks to you, we were able to provide the services and support that she needed to completely change her life.

Following treatment, Sherita graduated from SOME’s job training program and immediately landed a good job. She's now living in SOME's Chabraja House where many of her neighbors are also in recovery, and says that she loves being in a place where people support and want what’s best for each other.

Her next goals are to earn her GED and ultimately move into market rate housing. We think that for Sherita, the sky is the limit!

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Fr. John and Mayor Bowser

Mayor Bowser Announces Funding for New SOME Family Housing Project

On January 29, Mayor Bowser announced that SOME’s Spring Road project, which will provide affordable housing with supportive services to 36 families in NW, DC, has been awarded District support. SOME is looking forward to working with the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), DC Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA), DC Housing Authority (DCHA), and DC Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) on this exciting project.

Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls

Join SOME on March 14 in Arlington, VA and on March 15 in NW, DC for our popular Empty Bowls soup suppers, held in partnership with The Corcoran School of Art. You will select and take home a bowl handcrafted by a local potter and enjoy soups, breads and desserts provided by local restaurants. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online or at the event.

Man in winter hat

Protecting Homeless Individuals from Hypothermia

You can help homeless individuals stay safe this winter. If you see someone who needs help on a freezing day in DC, please call 1-800-535-7252 or 311. To get help in other parts of the metropolitan area, please call: Arlington County, 703-527-4077; Prince George’s County, 888-731-0999; Maryland Crisis Hotline, 301-662-2255; Montgomery County, 240-777-4000; Fairfax County, 703-691-2131.

Jr. Gala

Sold Out Jr. Gala Benefits Families

SOME’s Jr. Gala sold out for a second consecutive year, raising more than $300,000 for homeless families. Thanks to our outstanding event co-chairs, Patrick Brennan, Alden Denny and Zack Dugan, the Jr. Gala Board, the Jr. Gala Committee and our generous sponsors.

SOME is in need of the following items.

Ladies underwear
Heavy duty
can opener

Thank you for being a friend of SOME!

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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