Expert Help and Training for Housing and Homelessness

Fletcher Group Rural Center of Excellence (RCOE)

Provides technical assistance to help establish and expand recovery housing services and evidence-based treatment and prevention programs in over 100 counties highly impacted by substance use disorders (SUD) in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho. The Fletcher Group RCOE is one of the Rural Centers of Excellence on Substance Use Disorders funded through HRSA's Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP).

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR)

Provides training and technical assistance to help states and communities establish local SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) programs. Supports SOAR model implementation, which is designed to increase access to Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/SSDI) benefits for eligible children and adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder. Offers resources and training to enhance the ability of case managers to provide comprehensive SSI/SSDI application assistance to help individuals obtain their SSI/SSDI benefits, which can serve as an important resource to sustain individuals in treatment and recovery and secure permanent housing.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)