Showing posts from April 4, 2017

A Message from Our Partners at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program Office is inviting SSVF grantees to facilitate participation in a survey aimed at collecting information to better understand community progress related to ending Veteran homelessness. The information gathered as a part of this nationwide survey will also help the VA–along with HUD and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)–tailor training and technical assistance so that it more effectively addresses local needs. The survey will be completed based on Continuum of Care (CoC) geographies and was sent to SSVF grantees on April 3, 2017. SSVF grantees have been asked to coordinate their responses with the CoC and local Veteran planning groups. We support this collaboration in order to ensure the feedback received is as comprehensive as possible. If you are unsure of which SSVF programs are serving your CoC, please email , and the SSVF Program Office can p

SOAR April E-News

Plus new SOAR job postings and a great funding tip! CONTACT US SSA WEBINARS SOAR VOICES BLOG Celebrate National Public Health Week with SOAR  It's National Public Health Week (April 3-9, 2017) and like our partners and providers around the country, the SOAR TA Center is helping to raise awareness of how homelessness impacts public health. This year's annual theme, coordinated by the American Public Health Association , is " Healthiest Nation 2030 " and it focuses on how we can work together to create the healthiest nation in one generation. The health implications of homelessness are so clear to those of us working tirelessly to help vulnerable individuals achieve housing and income stability, and research supp

Yoga with United Healthcare and CAN


Healthy Eating Workshop by United Healthcare and CAN


Webinar - Special Population Series: Employment Services for Aging Veterans

Webinar - Special Population Series: Employment Services for Aging Veterans Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) is hosting a webinar "Special Population Series: Employment Services for Aging Veterans" on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm ET . Older veterans, generally considered those age 50 or above, are one of the largest subpopulations of veterans experiencing homelessness. For many of these veterans, competitive employment is the key to housing stability and quality of life. Unfortunately, while the overall participation rate of older workers in the labor force has increased over the last several years, that trend does not extend to older veterans. This webinar will explore the reasons for this disparity, including stereotypes and employment barriers, and discuss strategies that address the unique characteristics of aging veterans. The webinar will feature Carol Salter, Assistance Vi