Homeless ID Project

Phoenix, AZ   |  www.azhomeless.org

Mission

To empower individuals and families to end their homelessness and rebuild their lives by providing the critical first step of identification replacement services.

Ruling year info

1998

Executive Director

Mr. Rick Mitchell

Main address

PO Box 13027

Phoenix, AZ 85002 USA

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EIN

86-0664652

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Homeless individuals without an ID cannot end their homelessness. They cannot sign a lease, they cannot get a job, they cannot access available medical or nutritional benefits, and they cannot enroll their children in school. It can be difficult to get an ID without an ID and for 31 years the Homeless ID Project has helping clients to solve this problem. The Homeless ID Project is the only full time provider of replacement identification services to homeless and at-risk individuals and families in the state of Arizona - and in the nation.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Homeless ID Project

To empower individuals and families to end their homelessness and rebuild their lives by providing the necessary first step of identification replacement services.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of State IDs provided to homeless individuals allowing them to gain access to housing, employment, medical care and other services needed to end homelessness

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Homeless people

Related Program

Homeless ID Project

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

State IDs are needed by everyone. Lack of an ID keeps homeless people homeless, unemployed and without access to social services including medical insurance and nutritional assistance.

Number of Birth Certificates provided allowing homeless individuals and families to gain a State ID as well as access to housing, employment, and school enrollment for homeless children

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Homeless people

Related Program

Homeless ID Project

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Birth Certificates are often required to gain a State ID. They are needed for housing and to enroll children in school.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

In a broad sense, we seek to end homelessness. Specifically, our mission is to empower homeless individuals and families to end their homelessness and rebuild their lives by providing the critical first step of identification replacement services. We seek to provide this service where needed, beginning in Phoenix and Maricopa County but ultimately across the state of Arizona and beyond.

We are located on the Human Services Campus in downtown Phoenix, AZ, home to nearly 20 providers of service to the homeless. We assist 40 individuals per day to assure they have the documents they need to access services. We also provide secure storage for documents so that those living on the street do not have those documents lost or stolen. We currently have five neighborhood outreach programs and work with 40 or more partner agencies across Maricopa County. We will expand to Tucson and Northern AZ by year end 2019.


In addition to providing direct service, we advocate for our mission. Working with State Representative Reginald Bolding we supported HB2575 which provides a fee waiver for state IDs for homeless military veterans and HB 2142 which extends that waiver to all homeless individuals in the state. The former was signed into law an April 30, 2018. HB2142 was held in committee in the 2019 legislative session but we expect to gain passage in the 2020 session.

We currently employ seven individuals and a minimum of 7 to 10 volunteers. We have a strong and focused Board of Directors and 31 years of experience, giving us the knowledge needed to walk clients through the process of obtaining State IDs (currently Arizona) as well as birth certificates and other supporting documents in all 50 states and five territories.

In the past two years, as our mission has been solidified and our efforts redoubled, we have provided more than 15,000 client documents, we have opened 5 new outreach programs, and we have more than doubled our revenue. Future plans include options for expansion to other states.

Financials

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Operations

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Homeless ID Project

Board of directors
as of 4/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Chris Rich


Board co-chair

Steve Messa

John Warner

Marcy LaRont

Brent Downs

John Thurston

Allan Watson

Jaclyn Boyse

Tom Sabo

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/02/2021

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