"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 Vehicles. Our "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
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!