We enhance care for service members, Veterans, and their families (SMVF) by strengthening behavioral health systems through interagency collaboration and the implementation of evidence-based and promising practices. Our work convenes military and civilian representatives from state and local systems, including governors’ and mayors’ offices, behavioral health systems, treatment providers, suicide prevention coordinators, housing, labor, income supports, and criminal justice; the National Guard; the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; statewide initiatives, Veteran service organizations, and military and Veteran family organizations. Our goal is to increase awareness of and promote integrated interventions that serve the behavioral health needs of SMVF.
SAMHSA SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery) TA Center
This national project is designed to increase access to the disability income benefit programs (SSI/SSDI) administered by the Social Security Administration for eligible adults and children who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.