Contact Us

United Way: Pilot Program Has Potential To Help Homeless Overcome Major Hurdle

TSM WBCK
TSM WBCK

A recently announced pilot program in Calhoun County will be a huge help to homeless citizens who do not have a state-issued identification card. That’s the word from the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region.

The Calhoun County Board of Commissioners recently approved the program which waives fees for homeless people or those in crisis, removing a barrier for them to be issued an ID. United Way officials say those individuals affected often cannot access services which can move them toward a more stable life if they do not have an ID.

Free Access To Birth Certificates And IDs Could Be Coming For Calhoun County’s Homeless Citizens

The United Way cites National Law Center on Poverty and Homelessness statistics showing about half of the homeless population in the country has been denied access to various services because they cannot provide proper identification.

Robert Elchert, United Way community impact associate co-chairs a Kalamazoo-Calhoun County Regional ID Task Force, and discusses how the program works and the magnitude of the issue. Matt Lynn, United Way director of community impact, discusses how the initiative fits into the overall campaign focus. Click the player below to hear their comments.

Subscribe to WBCKFM on

Income Stability A Focus For United Way Campaign

Hear The Richard Piet Show weekday mornings from 5:30-9 on 95.3 WBCK.

 

Best of WBCKFM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wbckfm.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.