The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released updates to the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) and SOAR Integration Toolkit. This comprehensive guide is an invaluable resource for communities for serving both Veterans and non-Veterans.
Specialized guidance in the toolkit includes:
Determining SOAR Specialist staffing levels for your community
Cost-sharing and subcontracting models for supporting dedicated SOAR Specialists
Identifying child and adult applicants and prioritizing assistance using data from common assessment tools and the local Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
Maximizing income through employment and benefits planning using the VA Income and Benefits Calculator
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) Technical Assistance (TA) Center is sponsored by SAMHSA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Disclaimer: The SAMHSA SOAR TA Center is sending this Newsflash with support from SAMHSA, HHS. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of HHS or SAMHSA.