“With the current state of the economy and foreclosures on the rise, many individuals who have never faced homelessness before are losing important documents, such as driver’s licenses, Social Security cards and birth certificates, along with their homes.
As executive director, Geivett sometimes has to get creative, such as writing letters to state agencies or tracking down several pieces of alternative identification such as bank cards, to help someone obtain an ID or birth certificate.
The Chaplaincy for the Homeless is one of the few organizations focused solely on helping individuals file for identification, Geivett said. This can be a problem for people in need living outside of Phoenix, such as in the West Valley.”
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