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Vice President of Learning & Community Impact

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Director of Learning & Community Impact

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SOAR Justice Project

Evaluation Design and Implementation

Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) is the only legal services organization dedicated to providing direct civil legal services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. HAP also advocates for the needs of the City’s homeless population, promoting positive changes in policies that impact those needs.


In July 2007, HAP entered into its first contract with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services to develop an expedited Supplemental Security Income (SSI/SSDI) disability benefits application protocol for chronically homeless Philadelphians modeled after a federal initiative titled SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach Access and Recovery). HAP developed, and continues to administer, Philadelphia’s only SOAR Project through which HAP rapidly secure SSI/SSDI benefits for disabled homeless adults. HAP’s SOAR project is so successful that it is referenced as the best model for SOAR in the country. Through SOAR, HAP helps a variety of vulnerable populations to rapidly access SOAR including chronically homeless adults, youth aging out of foster care and and veterans awaiting VA benefit determinations. Since 2007, HAP has helped over 2,300 individuals to rapidly access SSI/Medical Assistance through this project.

In 2018, with funding from the OAK Foundation, HAP launched the  SOAR Justice Project to bring SOAR to Philadelphia’s Specialty Courts, specifically, Mental Health Court, Project Dawn Court, Drug Treatment Court and Veterans Court. HAP establishes SSI benefit eligibility for vulnerable Specialty Court participants suffering from disabling psychiatric conditions, thereby establishing a stream of stable income and medical insurance upon court program completion. The project is designed to curtail the cycle between homelessness and criminal recidivism in which seriously mentally ill individuals, especially those who themselves have been victimized, are often trapped. HAP’s successful representation through SOAR, in conjunction with the social service supports available in Philadelphia’s Specialty Courts, create additional safe housing options and secure continuity of treatment, thereby breaking the cycle of homelessness and criminal recidivism.

The Scattergood Foundation in partnership with The Consultation Center at Yale University School of Medicine have been the third party evaluator for the SOAR Justice Project since 2018.