Read the January 2014 issue of the SOAR eNewsletter here.
The National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day will be on December 21, 2013, the first day of winter. Communities throughout the country organize events to honor the lives of individuals who died this year while living on our streets. The National Healthcare for the Homeless Council is a co-sponsor of the event and has resources for communities looking to host a Memorial Day event. Information, including an organizing manual, can be found here: http://www.nhchc.org/resources/consumer/homeless-persons-memorial-day
On October 18, 2013, a memo was released by the Department of Veterans Affairs encouraging VA employees to be trained in and utilize SOAR in their efforts to serve the at-risk and homeless Veteran popoulation. Read the memo here.
On June 3rd, President Obama and Vice President Biden hosted the National Conference on Mental Health as part of the Administration's efforts to launch a national conversation to increase understanding and awareness of mental health. Read more....
This webinar, held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 was geared toward SOAR State Team Leads, local leads, trainers, or others who are interested in taking on a leadership role with SOAR in their local area. Click here to view the recording.