Last year, over 274 people obtained their birth certificates and 100 people got their Illinois State I.D.’s though Cornerstone Community Outreach. New residents often come to CCO without identification due to frequent moves, theft or other issues. It is critical to begin the process early because basic identification is a vital tool in breaking the cycle of homelessness without it many are unable to obtain subsidized housing, employment training, needed benefits, and other essentials.
We are grateful to you, our donors, for providing the funds to pay for so many birth certificates and Illinois State I.D.’s in 2012. This simple step puts our residents on the path to permanent housing and self-sufficiency. Thank you!