Webinar: SOAR Implementation During COVID-19

Image with text Webinar: SOAR Implemetation During COVID-19, April 16, 2020, 3:00-4:30pm ET
Join the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center and SOAR providers from Nashville, TN and Austin, TX to hear about innovative ways to continue providing SOAR services while keeping safe physical/social distance during the COVID-19 response. SOAR providers will share how they are using new (and old!) ways of communication to keep SSI/SSDI applications moving forward.

Presenters will describe strategies for communicating with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Disability Determination Services (DDS) while offices are closed or working remotely. Participants will also learn about the impact of unemployment and stimulus payments on Social Security benefits.
Join us on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. ET!
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  • Kristin Lupfer, MSW, Project Director, SAMHSA SOAR TA Center, Delmar, NY
  • Jacqueline (Suzie) Brady, SOAR Local Lead for Austin/Travis County and SOAR Team Lead, Supported Housing Services, Integral Care, Austin, TX
  • Ashley Blum, LBSW, CPRP, Director of Homeless Outreach, SOAR Local Lead, Park Center, Nashville, TN
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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.