Jen Elder

People putting their hands in for a group cheer

Organized by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), each October National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and provides education about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. DOL has a number of helpful resources to organize your own disability employment awareness event. We also… Read More


Empty apartment

This blog post originally appeared on the SOAR Voices page of the SOARWorks website. With the release of new guidelines on coordinated entry systems by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in January 2017, communities around the country are working hard to increase the efficiency of their local crisis response systems, ensuring… Read More


San Francisco apartments

It’s National Public Health Week (April 3-9, 2017) and like our partners and providers around the country, we are 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.” This theme focuses on how we can work together to create… Read More


American Flag

This blog originally appeared on the SOAR Voices blog. With the deadline for the next round of Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) approaching on February 3rd, we want to highlight how important the integration of SOAR into SSVF programs has been in ending homelessness for Veterans with disabling conditions. In 2015, over half of… Read More


SOAR Training Model

PRA’s Program Areas are on the cutting edge of innovation in providing technical assistance and training in the behavioral health, homelessness, and criminal justice fields. One of our projects, the SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) Technical Assistance (TA) Center created a unique training model for providers that increases access to Social Security disability benefits… Read More


American Flag

“The climb will get steeper the closer we get to the summit.” – Secretary of Veterans Affairs, General (Ret.) Eric K. Shinseki Speaking at the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans conference in May, Secretary Shinseki used these words to describe the work ahead of us if we intend to eliminate veteran homelessness by 2015. We… Read More