SOAR Updates

January 2015 eNews
January 16, 2015

Read the January 2015 issue of the SOAR eNewsletter here.

New SOAR Voices Post: The Hidden Homeless – Transition Age Youth
January 7, 2015

Read the latest SOAR Voices blog post, The Hidden Homeless – Transition Age Youth, written by Abigail Lemon, SOAR TA Center Senior Project Associate, here.

New SOAR Voices Post: Ring in the New Year with a COLA
December 31, 2014
Read the latest SOAR Voices blog post, Ring in the New Year with a COLA, written by Elizabeth Pivonka, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist, here.
 
New SOAR Voices Post: Help Social Security Help the Homeless
December 18, 2014

Read the latest SOAR Voices blog postHelp Social Security Help the Homeless, written by Elizabeth Pivonka, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist, here.

December 2014 eNews
December 8, 2014

Read the December 2014 issue of the SOAR eNewsletter here.

November 2014 SOAR eNews
November 19, 2014

Read the November 2014 issue of the SOAR eNewsletter  here .

SSA announces 2015 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA)
October 22, 2014

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced today. See the press release, and an updated fact sheet from the SOAR TA Center.

SOAR TA Center - the Next 5 Years
October 10, 2014

The SAMHSA SOAR Technical Assistance (TA) Center is proud to announce that we have received a new contract from SAMHSA to continue our work!  SOAR TA Center staff are excited and motivated to continue delivering technical assistance to all 50 states. We are working with SAMHSA to develop plans to ensure that the next 5 years will be as productive as the first. We appreciate our community partners dedicated to SOAR success and we recognize that this award is a reflection of the commitment of each of you! Again, we thank you for sharing your ideas, best practices, successes and your time towards making SOAR successful across the country.

October 2014 SOAR eNews
October 10, 2014

Read the October 2014 issue of the SOAR eNewsletter  here .

SOAR TA Center releases two NEW issue briefs
October 9, 2014

The SOAR TA Center recently released two issue briefs:

Connecting Veterans to Social Security Disability Benefits: A Key Component in Ending Veteran Homelessness discusses the importance of connecting Veterans with SSA disability benefits how the SOAR model can help.

Social Security Disability Recovery Stories of People Experiencing or At Risk for Homelessness is a collection of stories written by SOAR case managers or their supervisors, and by individuals assisted by SOAR case managers to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). 

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