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SSVF and SOAR Integration Toolkit

This toolkit, updated and re-released in August 2019, contains extensive resources on how to integrate the SOAR model into community planning efforts, for serving both Veterans and non-Veterans.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released updates to the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) and SOAR Integration Toolkit. This comprehensive guide is an invaluable resource for communities for serving both Veterans and non-Veterans.
Specialized guidance in the toolkit includes:
  • Determining SOAR Specialist staffing levels for your community
  • Cost-sharing and subcontracting models for supporting dedicated SOAR Specialists
  • Identifying child and adult applicants and prioritizing assistance using data from common assessment tools and the local Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
  • Maximizing income through employment and benefits planning using the VA Income and Benefits Calculator
 
Resources in the Toolkit are applicable to all service providers, not only those funded through the VA.