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Current Issue:

December 2017: Welcome New SOAR Liaison Amanda, an Ohio Success Story, and Upcoming Webinars From Our Partners

Recent NewsFlashes

VA Authorizes Staff to Act as Appointed Representatives (6/7/17)

Temporary Discontinuation of SOAR Consent Form and Alternative Steps (4/25/17)

SSI Incorporated into Online Disability Application - Effective April 1 (3/31/17)

SAMHSA Announces Funding Opportunity: Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (3/2/17)

SSA Issues Final Rule on Changes to the Evaluation of Medical Evidence (1/18/17)

SOAR Technical Assistance Opportunity for Criminal Justice Programs (1/11/17)

SOAR Integration in the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) (10/11/16)

SSA Revises Criteria for Evaluating Mental Disorders (10/5/16)

SSA Invites Comments on Proposed Changes to Medical Evidence Rules (9/12/16)

Archived E-Newsletters:

November 2017: National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Federal Updates, and a Partner TA Opportunity

October 2017: SOAR TA Center Fiscal Year 2017 Accomplishments, Upcoming SOAR Webinar, and New SOAR Job Postings

September 2017: SSA Update on Prehearing Review Procedure, DDP Participant Publishes Article on SOAR and a Success Story from Texas

August 2017: VA Releases SSVF SOAR Toolkit, Discontinuation of the SOAR Consent Form, and a Success Story from Florida

July 2017: Updated VA Caseworker's Guide to SOAR, Three Success Stories, and a Webinar Save the Date!

June 2017: VA Releases Memorandum on SOAR, Portland, Maine Leadership Academy Recap, and a Success Story from California

May 2017: SOAR 2016 Outcomes, SOAR TA Center on the Road, and temporary discontinuation of the SOAR Consent Form

April 2017: Celebrate National Public Health Week with SOAR, Non-profit funding for SOAR activities, and a new SOAR Leadership Academy

March 2017: Social Workers Stand Up and SOAR; Des Moines, Iowa Leadership Academy recap; and an upcoming SOAR webinar on trauma-informed care

February 2017: SOAR Launches Funding Learning Community, TA Opportunity for Criminal Justice Programs, and Success Stories from New Mexico and Washington

January 2017: 2017 SOAR CoC Awards, Washington, D.C. Leadership Academy Recap, and Strengthening SOAR Applications through Strong Collaboration Series


December 2016: SOAR Provides a Strong Foundation for Recovery, SOAR to Present on Peerlink Webinar, and Save the Date for the January SOAR Webinar Series on Improving SOAR Applications

November 2016: SOARWorks Social Media Accounts Have Moved to SAMHSA, New SOARWorks Website Resources, and November is Youth Homeless Awareness Month

October 2016: SOAR TA Center's FY 2016 Accomplishments, SOAR Presents at MHPA Conference, and a new SOAR Website Resource

September 2016: Charleston Leadership Academy, Several New Funding Announcements, and a Program to Achieve Wellness webinar

August 2016: SOAR at #NAEH16, Using SSA's iAppeals, and a SOAR Guest Post on the NAEH blog

July 2016: SOAR Presents at Conferences, New SSA Publications, and Notice of the Next SOARing Over Lunch Conference Call

June 2016: SOAR and IPS Learning Community and Pilot, West Orange Leadership Academy, and a Call for SOAR Collaboration in Tribal Communities

May 2016: SOAR Presents at Federal Forum on Ending Homelessness, new SOAR issue brief, and three new funding opportunities 

April 2016: Program to Achieve Wellness Announcement, new SAMHSA publication, and new Social Security Administration publications

March 2016: 2016 CoC SOAR Technical Assistance Awards, San Diego Leadership Academy recap, and new resources on the SOARWorks website

February 2016: SOAR facilitates Criminal Justice Leadership Academy, SAMHSA releases CABHI grant funding opportunity announcement, and an upcoming SOAR webinar on Immigration

January 2016: SOAR TA Center accepting applications from CoCs for training, New Orleans Leadership Academy recap, and an upcoming webinar on the Online Course


December 2015: SOAR TA Center Presents at APHA Annual Meeting, National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, and TIP 55: Behavioral Health Services for People Who Are Homeless

November 2015: SOAR TA Center Presents at NCHV Housing Summit, Law Does Not Provide for COLA in 2016, and an upcoming SOAR Webinar on Traumatic Brain Injury Webinar

October 2015: SOAR TA Center's FY 2015 Accomplishments, SOAR TA Center to present at APHA Conference, Leadership Academy Recap, and Key Strategies for Connecting People Experiencing Homelessness to SSI/SSDI  blog post

September 2015: SOAR and Coordinated Entry, HUD launches resource locater app, SOAR Turns Ten!, and an upcoming webinar on the Medical Summary Report (MSR)

August 2015: Federal partners release Key Strategies for Connecting People Experiencing Homelessness to SSI/SSDI, SOAR Presents on a NAEH panel, and CABHI recipiencts announced

July 2015: New SOAR Tools, Statement by HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell on the Affordable Care Act, and Community Innovation Awards from Conect 4 Mental Health (C4MH)

June 2015: SOAR presents at NCHV, Funding opportunities available, and an upcoming webinar on Hearings.

May 2015: In Honor of John Loring, an Arizona SOAR success story, and the Innovative Ways to Utilize Consumer/Peer-Run Organizations in SOAR webinar

April 2015: New SOAR issue brief on Transition Age Youth, a pre-release success story, and a recap of the SOAR and Consumer Organizations Informational Call

March 2015: 2015 CoC SOAR Technical Assistance Awards and several grant opportunities, including SAMHSA's Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals for States

February 2015: Success stories, funding opportunites for SOAR programs, and an upcoming webinar on 2014 National SOAR Outcomes

January 2015: SOAR TA Center accepting applications from CoCs for training, SOAR TA Center offers individual funding searches, and an upcoming webinar on Coordinated Assessment