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SOARing in Nevada

The Nevada SOAR project aims to fulfill objectives outlined in the Nevada Interagency Council on Homelessness’ 2015 Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. The NVICH has determined SOAR to be an essential resource for providing effective wraparound services to those affected by homelessness.

Nevada SOAR State Team

State Team Lead(s):

TA Center Liaison: Pam Heine
Phone: (518) 439-7415 x5228

Expectations of Participation in SOAR

Historically, we have provided a two-day Stepping Stones to Recovery Training for many service providers. However, we have transitioned towards utilizing the web-based training program.  SOAR certification is completed in two parts:

  1. Part I is the online course, which simulates a case scenario where trainees participate in interviews, review documentation and submit forms and written material for review and feedback.
    • It is strongly recommended that individuals first contact the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center liaison (contact information above) prior to enrolling in the online course to discuss training needs and expectations.
  2. Part II is our SOAR Review Training, which is a 6-hour live course provided by our Nevada team. This workshop covers the critical components to providing effective SOAR services, as well as addresses important Nevada-specific processes for submitting SOAR claims within the state.

Expectations of SOAR-trained Caseworkers

In order to submit SOAR applications in Nevada, all service providers must have completed both parts of SOAR training, thereby obtaining SOAR Certification, unless grandfathered in by demonstrating completion of the two-day training curriculum.
SOAR certified practitioners must meet the following criteria:
  1. Providers will not use the Nevada SOAR process for clients who do not meet SOAR criteria: homeless or at risk of homelessness.
  2. Providers will not collect fees for services rendered using the SOAR process.
  3. Providers will participate in follow up training, and are encouraged to submit redacted copies of MSRs for quality review.
  4. Providers must submit SOAR outcomes to the SOAR TA Center through the outlined process provided during the SOAR Review Training.

Local Leads

Yvonne Brioady
Reno, NV
Phone: 775-722-8037 

Barbara Jaudalso
Reno, NV
Phone: 775-538-6700 x530

Lovia Larkin
Elko, NV
Phone: 775-738-9839 

Jackie Rhea
Carson City, NV
Phone: 775-883-7654 

Ashley Turner
Las Vegas, NV

Wayne Young
Las Vegas, NV


SOAR for Children Leads

Jennifer Gallimore
Reno, NV
Phone: 775-337-4494 

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