Street Outreach, Harm Reduction and Deflection (SOHRAD) Team
Connections for people living unsheltered
The Street Outreach, Harm Reduction and Deflection program connects people experiencing homelessness in Orange County with housing and services. Peer support and clinical staff use a relationship-based model to provide ongoing engagement and case management for people living unsheltered.
SOHRAD is co-managed by the Orange County Criminal Justice Resource Department and OCPEH in the Orange County Housing & Community Development Department.
Availability and Contact Information
SOHRAD Program Phone: 919-886-3351
SOHRAD Program Email: SOHRAD@orangecountync.gov
To make a referral you can contact the Team via the program phone or email above, or use the optional referral form
BACKGROUND ON STREET OUTREACH
SOHRAD was created to address unmet community need:
Facilitated by N.C. Department of Health and Human Services
Expansion of Pre-Arrest Diversion/Deflection (OC-PAD)
COVID-19 community response
Focus on re-imagining public safety
You can find more program details in the program proposal.
MEET THE STAFF
Harm Reduction Clinical Coordinator
Ms. Hall graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2004 with degrees in English and African-American Studies. She holds a Master’s Degree from North Carolina A&T in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA). Ms. Hall has over 12 years of experience working directly with individuals with mental health and substance use issues. She has experience in, clinical assessments, treatment plans, case management, resource linkage and group therapy for individuals with significant behavioral health concerns, many of whom were experiencing homelessness and had justice involvement. Ms. Hall is proficient in Spanish and is committed to working with vulnerable populations.
Peer Support Navigator
Mr. Hardin has lived experience with homelessness and substance use. He has been in recovery for 7 years and is a North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist. Mr. Hardin has served as the Health Care Program Manager at Freedom House in Durham since 2015. In that position, Mr. Hardin taught and promoted recovery, wellness and self-advocacy to individuals with long-term substance use. Since 2018, Mr. Hardin has also worked with Josh’s Hope in the Foundations for Hope Jail Peer Support program at the Orange County Detention Center. In that role, he has led weekly recovery group meetings at the Detention Center. Mr. Hardin is very familiar with area resources and providers and is dedicated to supporting and empowering individuals in their recovery and well-being.
Peer Support Navigator
Mr. Morande graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine in 2019 with degrees in Sociology and Latin American Studies. He has lived experience with housing insecurity and spent his undergraduate years studying homelessness and strategies for addressing it effectively. He worked with Maine Medical Center’s Homeless Health Partners to connect people living on the street with health services. Following graduation, Mr. Morande was awarded a Fellowship to study peer-based homeless organizations around the world. He moved to Chapel Hill in August with his partner and sought this position because of his passion for linking unsheltered neighbors with housing services and enabling them to creatively voice their own experiences in a relationship-based model. Mr. Morande is fluent in Spanish.