IDignity was created to help the disadvantaged in Central Florida through the complex steps of getting personal identification. Documents like birth certificates, Florida ID cards, and Social Security cards are essential for anyone to fully take part in society.
Since May 2008, IDignity Orlando has hosted monthly Identification Clinics where governmental partners and more than 120 volunteers serve over 200 people in need. At these events, qualified clients can get a Florida birth certificate, as well as a Florida ID (or license renewal). They also offer our clients help with getting a Social Security card or verification information.
The documents IDignity obtains for its clients give them the freedom to apply for work or school, gain access to shelters, seek help from social service programs, open a bank account or cash a check, secure permanent housing, or overcome many other obstacles to being self-sufficient.
Restoring dignity and hope doesn’t just begin and end at Identification Clinics. Among other things it does in the community, IDignity hosts an annual Homeless Memorial Service recognizing those who have died each year and IDignity leaders serve on committees and boards addressing homeless and social justice concerns. IDignity’s purpose is to empower the community and cultivate a more inclusive, productive and secure society.
IDignity Orlando has also expanded through satellite organizations in Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties. These satellite stations hold quarterly client service events.