Imagine you are homeless and your backpack gets stolen with all of your identification. Try getting a job without ID. Or opening a bank account, cashing a check, traveling, renting a hotel room, even renting a video. Without an ID, life stops!
Now let's add bureaucracy. Every state has different laws and regulations! Replacing a lost ID can be one of the biggest road blocks to getting a homeless person off the streets.
Thanks to Jacqueline Dowd at least people in Central Florida have a solution. Jackie started Idignity to help people get past this hurdle. In all my travels, this is the only ID clinic I know of and we need more.