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Homeless Outreach

Park Center’s Homeless Outreach team serves the needs of people experiencing a housing crisis, particularly those who have mental illness and substance use disorders. Estimates show that approximately 45% of Nashville’s homeless population have a mental illness and these individuals are among the most vulnerable in our community.

Homeless Outreach Services consists of two components: Street Outreach and SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery).

Homeless outreach


Street Outreach

Identifies people living on the streets through outreach and engagement strategies; assists them in obtaining vital records; and offers case management, transportation and housing.

SOAR Outreach

Works to increase access to SSI/SSDI (Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Income) disability benefits for individuals by guiding them through the Social Security Application process. 

Success Rate

Homeless Outreach Services is well established and has demonstrated a high level of success in assisting individuals with the SSI/SSDI application process and connecting them with critical services in the community. Since its inception in 2006, Homeless Outreach Services has assisted over 1,100 individuals in successfully obtaining disability benefits, an important first step to recovery, employment and housing.

SOAR Outreach

  • For adults in Davidson County (not appropriate for those for whom physical disability is primary)
  • Must currently be in mental health treatment for a severe mental illness that is expected to last 12 months (i.e. therapy, medication management)
  • Must be unhoused or in a housing crisis
  • Cannot have an SSI/SSDI case currently pending

Make a Referral

To get connected to our services, please complete one of the referral forms below.