Birth Certificate and Photo ID

Without a birth certificate or photo identification, individuals and families in our community struggle to find the care they need. Whether it’s a homeless family looking for shelter or an individual seeking addiction treatment, in-house recovery services often require documentation at the time of intake.

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About the ID Program

At United Way of Greater Stark County, we work with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and area health departments to provide vouchers for free birth certificates, and photo IDs to Stark County residents born in Ohio.

Eligibility for the vouchers:

  • Currently receiving support through a homeless shelter
  • Currently receiving treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction

Vouchers for birth certificates and photo IDs may be obtained at our partner shelters and treatment centers. For questions about the program, call our Economic Mobility Center at 330-491-0445.


Vouchers are accepted at the following locations

Canton City Public Health Department

  • 420 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio 44702

  • 330-489-3231

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle

  • 2812 Whipple Ave. NW, Canton, Ohio 44708

  • 330-477-5555

For more information, contact United Way of Greater Stark County.

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