SAMHSA Dec 20 Webinar: Achieving Stability and Recovery with SSI/SSD via SOAR

Persons with Lived Experience Spotlight Series
Achieving Stability and Recovery with SOAR

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 | 1:00-2:15 p.m. ET

Did You Know? Only about 28 percent of individuals who apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are approved on initial application. For people who experience homelessness and have no one to assist them, that percentage is reduced by more than half.

SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) is pleased to announce the first webinar in our Persons with Lived Experience Spotlight Series, "Achieving Stability and Recovery with SOAR." This webinar will take place Wednesday, December 20, from 1:00-2:15 p.m. ET.

The first of a four-part series, "Achieving Stability and Recovery with SOAR" will feature two special guests who were able to transform their lives with assistance from SAMHSA's SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) program and secure access to SSI/SSDI benefits. Joining them, SOAR Technical Assistance Center Liaison Matt Canuteson will talk about the impact of peer support in SOAR and how it helps improve outcomes and save lives. Together, the experiences of these three presenters will help webinar participants better understand the following:

  *   The myriad factors that can contribute to loss of income and homelessness,
  *   The benefits of SAMHSA's SOAR program in supporting housing and ending homelessness,
  *   How stable income supports the achievement of other recovery supports, and
  *   The powerful role of peer support in assisting individuals experiencing or at-risk of homelessness with the SOAR process.

This webinar will be moderated by LaVerne Miller, BA, JD, a Senior Project Associate with Policy Research Associates, Inc. with over 20 years of leadership in behavioral health systems transformation and integrating persons with lived experience.

Join SAMHSA's HHRN on December 20 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Learn more and register here.

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