Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SOAR TA Center in partnership with the SAMHSA GAINS Center
The Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefit programs—Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/SSDI)— can provide income and health insurance benefits that support a healthy return to communities for previously incarcerated individuals who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance addiction disorder. SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is a model that can help, and this webinar will feature speakers who will share their best practices for implementing SOAR in a county jail, state correctional system. The speakers will also discuss how SOAR implementation in criminal justice settings can be a strong reentry tool to increasing housing stability and promoting post-release success.
Date: Wednesday, October 24
Time: 3–4:40 p.m. ET