SOAR Full Training

Full SOAR Training

SOAR: SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery for people experiencing homelessness and mental illness

Training in using the SOAR process to effectively put together a complete Social Security disability benefits application for individuals experiencing homelessness and mental illness.

Who should attend: Case managers/advocates who assist individuals experiencing homelessness throughout the entire disability application process.

Expectations of Full SOAR Training participants:

  1. Complete at least 4 SSI/SSDI applications using the SOAR model during the year following the training.
  2. Track application outcomes and report to your State Team Lead.
  3. Consult with your trainer, State Team Lead, and/or SOAR Technical Assistance Center as needed.

Registration is now open for out-state training!

Metro SOAR Full

When: March 19th 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, March 20th, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Location: MN PERA, 60 Empire Drive, St. Paul, MN 

Registration is now closed.


 Out-state SOAR Full

When: April 29th 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, April 30th, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Location: LSS, 716 E St, Brainerd, MN 56401

Click here to register!

SOAR trainings are coordinated by Minnesota Department Human Services and MESH.  SOAR trainings are offered at $30.00.  Need based scholarships are also available.

Lunch will be provided on Day 1

Checks can be made out to MESH and sent to:

MESH Trainings
740 E. 17th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Questions about SOAR can be directed to the SOAR State Team Lead, Julia Welle Ayres, at 651-431-3852 or




Questions regarding registration can be directed to Jade Lichtsinn of MESH at
612-860-3636 or

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