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