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Current Issue:

August 2018: An Outcomes Reminder, a Reminder to Submit Your Feedback on the New VA Income and Benefits Calculator, and SOAR Successes from MIssouri, Florida, and Michigan

Recent NewsFlashes

New VA Tool Helps Maximize Income (7/20/18)

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:

July 2018: SOAR State Team Lead Leadership Academy Recap, Success Stories from Kansas and Missouri, and new SOAR blogs

June 2018: SOAR Provides a Pathway to Employment, A Success Story from Minnesota, and a SOAR Webinar on Using the Listings

May 2018: SOAR Enhances Recovery by Empowering Local Communities, Welcome New SOAR Liaison Olivia, and Boston Leadership Academy Recap

April 2018: Celebrating National Public Health Week with SOAR, April is National Social Security Month, and a new SOAR Webinar series

March 2018: Announcing the 2017 SOAR Outcomes, Birmingham Leadership Academy Recap, and Springing Ahead on Your SSI/SSDI Applications with SOAR Tools

February 2018: Announcing the 2018 CJ TA Awardees, SAOR Onlince Course Passes 5,000th Graduate, and Farewell to Pam Root

January 2018: Announcing the 2018 SOAR CoC TA Awards, San Francisco Leadership Academy Recap, and a Success Story from Washington, D.C.


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

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