SAMHSA's SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery Technical Assistance (SOAR TA) Center is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This national project is designed to increase access to the disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for eligible adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder. Find out more.
National Dialogue on Mental Health
June 3rd marked the first White House Conference on Mental Health in 14 years. In his remarks, President Obama launched the National Dialogue on Mental Health, bringing together 200 mental health experts, a dozen members of Congress, and celebrities like Glenn Close and Bradley Cooper to start a national conversation about youth and mental health. The White House has also launched a website, MentalHealth.gov, with its tag line “Let’s talk about it.” Read more....
Two Issue Briefs just released by the SOAR TA Center:
Best Practices for Increasing Access to SSI/SSDI upon Exiting Criminal Justice Settings PDF 413 kb
SOAR and Employment for SSI/SSDI Beneficiaries PDF 353kb
Disability.gov launches "What's Your Connection?"
This initiative promotes inclusion and reinforces the idea that people with disabilities are an integral part of American society. Share how having a disability or knowing someone with one has touched your life. Submissions due by July 31, 2013.