"You Are SomeBody!" ID Program

One of the most critical issues facing the poor and homeless is the lack of legal identification.  In order to prove who you are, you need a state-issued ID card. Once you have one, you can get a social security number, apply for a job, cash a check, pick up a prescription, board an airplane, get a driver's license, sign a lease, open a bank account.  Without one you can do none of those things.  The poor and homeless may not have extra money on hand to cover the cost of an ID from the Registry of Motor VehiclesOur "You Are SomeBody!" ID program provides the funds needed for people to obtain a Massachusetts ID card.

We also provide funds for birth certificates when needed.

People who are in programs at our partner shelters and who are recommended by their case manager or the shelter point person are eligible to receive the aid to obtain a Massachusetts ID card. 

To receive assistance, contact:
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • Rosie’s Place
  • Miracle Mile Ministries
  • St. Francis House
  • Women's Lunch Place


To date, BSN has paid for over 5,000 people to receive their Massachusetts IDs so they can improve their quality of life!


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1.  Send a check made out to 

     Boston Share Network to:

Boston Share Network
c/o St. Matthews UMC
435 Central St
Acton, MA 01720

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