Nevada

Nevada

Description of Project 
The Nevada SOAR project aims to fulfill objectives outlined in the Nevada Interagency Council on Homelessness’ 2015 Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.  The NVICH has determined SOAR to be an essential resource for providing effective wraparound services to those affected by homelessness.  Under this plan, strategies include statewide training and collaboration amongst all 3 state Continua of Care and their respective service providers to improve the quality of service delivery.
 
Although a statewide initiative, the Nevada SOAR project is currently housed within Clark County Social Service, under the Southern Nevada Continuum of Care. Funding is provided by the CABHI (Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals) state grant. Ariana Saunders is the interim SOAR coordinator and provides statewide training, outcome reporting, and technical assistance. Ariana can be reached at ariana.saunders@clarkcountynv.gov or 702-455-8672
Expectations of Participation in SOAR 
Training:
Historically, we have provided a two-day Stepping Stones to Recovery Training for many service providers. However, we have transitioned towards utilizing the web-based training program.  SOAR certification is completed in two parts:
 
Part I is the online course, which simulates a case scenario where trainees participate in interviews, review documentation and submit forms and written material for review and feedback.
  • It is strongly recommended that individuals first contact Ariana Saunders, interim State SOAR Coordinator at ariana.saunders@clarkcountynv.gov or 702-455-8672 prior to enrolling in the online course to discuss training needs and expectations.
Part II is our SOAR NV Fundamentals course, which is a 6-hour live course provided by our Nevada team. This workshop covers the critical components to providing effective SOAR services, as well as addresses important Nevada-specific processes for submitting SOAR claims within the state.
 
NV SOAR Practice:
In order to submit SOAR applications in Nevada, all service providers must have completed both parts of SOAR training, thereby obtaining SOAR Certification, unless grandfathered in by demonstrating completion of the two-day training curriculum.
 
SOAR certified practitioners must meet the following criteria:
  1. Providers will not use the Nevada SOAR process for clients who do not meet SOAR criteria: homeless or at risk of homelessness.
  2. Providers will not collect fees for services rendered using the SOAR process.
  3. Providers will participate in follow up training, and are encouraged to submit redacted copies of MSRs for quality review.
  4. Providers must submit SOAR outcomes to the SOAR State Coordinator through the outlined process provided during the NV SOAR fundamentals course.