Today, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will work side-by-side with members of
his senior staff at the monthly IDignity event. Since its inception in
2008, Mayor Dyer has volunteered annually at the IDignity event which
was created to help the disadvantaged in Central Florida overcome the
difficulties of obtaining the personal identification that is crucial to
enabling them to become self-sufficient.
These monthly events provide assistance and aid to
approximately 225 people in receiving Florida ID cards and licenses,
birth certificates, Social Security cards and other documents with
assistance from legal counsel. The IDignity event is held once a month
on a Thursday at the Orlando Union Rescue Mission. For more information,
IDignity is an integral part of Mayor Dyer’s efforts to extend help and
opportunity to our homeless population as it removes barriers for
citizens seeking to get back on their feet. One of the most significant
impediments for employment is lack of identification. It can be
frustrating and intimidating for a person to apply for forms of ID that
are necessary for them to have access to housing, apply for a job or
seek essential services. IDignity simplifies this process by grouping
all of these vital services under one roof.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Orlando Union Rescue Mission
410 West Central Boulevard
IDignity was formed by a coalition of The Cathedral Church of St.
Luke, First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, First United Methodist
Church of Orlando, St. James Catholic Cathedral and Trinity Lutheran
Church. The IDignity team works with representatives from the Orlando
Union Rescue Mission, Homeless Services Network, Legal Advocacy at Work,
Florida Division of Driver Licenses, Orange County Health Department,
Social Security Administration and Veterans Affairs in order to make
this initiative a great success.
IDignity’s biggest needs are awareness and monetary donations.