Id blitz media advisory

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Id blitz media advisory

  1. 1. Media Advisory Press Contact: Kai Stansberry kai@ahomewithhope.org (817) 875-6117 Community Responds to Urgent Need to Provide Homeless with Valid IDs Tarrant County Homeless Coalition to conduct ID Blitz InitiativeMarch 12, 2011 (Fort Worth) - In the wake of the tragic van accident that took the lives of at least two homelessindividuals last week, the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC) will conduct an ID Blitz, an initiative that removesbarriers common to persons experiencing homelessness such as getting a copy of their birth certificate, applying for a stateID, or acquiring a replacement social security card.The ID Blitz initiative will take place at the 2011 Feed By Grace Unity Park "Spring Fling" event. TCHC will seek toenroll a minimum of 100 homeless individuals in the Invisible Bracelet (IB) program. Initiated by MedStar, the IBBracelet program allows medical first responders to establish identity, access emergency contacts, and obtain criticalmedical background information.During the 3/12 event, TCHC will also promote the Texas Driver Responsibility Program that offers an amnesty programfor persons with surcharges that prevent homeless from securing a current ID or Drivers license because of an accrual ofsurcharges.“Many of the individuals facing homelessness are unable to be identified because they do not have proper identification,which is frequently lost in the everyday activities of surviving while homeless,” said Cindy J. Crain, executive director ofTCHC. “This ID Blitz marks an aggressive action to eliminate this persistent obstacle, the first step for those who want tomove from homelessness to gainful employment and secured housing.”When: Saturday, March 12thTime: 8:30am – 12pmWhere: Unity Park - 1401 East Presidio Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102About Tarrant County Homeless CoalitionThe Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC) is a not-for-profit, 501c(3) organization formed in 1989 to provideleadership to prevent and end homelessness in Tarrant County. TCHC plans, funds and administers programs that assisthomeless individuals and families in their transition from homelessness to housing. TCHC is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Fort Worth/Arlington/Tarrant County Continuum of Care for programs providing shelter, housing and services tohomeless persons.For more information, please visit: www.ahomewithhope.org ###

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