Description of Project 

For more information about Connecticut's SOAR Project, please visit the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services' (DMHAS) SOAR website.


New Haven SOAR Initiative

The SOAR strategy for Greater New Haven is using a comprehensive approach to improve the income, healthcare and employment outcomes for persons who are homeless. Called Pathways to Independence, this strategy is led by Columbus House in partnership with DMHAS, Social Security, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, CTWorks, and a network of local health, employment, housing and social service organizations. Building on past accomplishments, Pathways to Independence will coordinate and deliver targeted services to:

  • expedite access to Social Security disability benefits for persons who are homeless with a disability
  • deliver comprehensive job placement services
  • provide unique skills assessment resources and link with appropriate skill-development supports
  • integrate timely benefits counseling and financial literacy services as needed

SOAR New Haven Case Rounds occur on the 3rd Friday of every month, 12:00 noon at Columbus House, Inc.,  592 Ella T Grasso Blvd., New Haven, CT


For more information about this new initiative, please contact Libby Protzman:



Expectations of Participation in SOAR 

This state has not yet provided expectations.