Birth Certificate and Photo ID

Effective April 7th, 2023, the Ohio Voter ID law allows for those who are a U.S. Citizen and over the age of 17 to be issued a FREE State Photo ID. Please contact your local BMV to find out more information. 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.

About the ID Program

At United Way of Greater Stark County, we partner with Stark County shelters and treatment centers to provide vouchers for free birth certificates and/or 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
The United Way of Greater Stark County does NOT issue vouchers. Individuals must be receiving support from one of the partner agencies to obtain a voucher.  

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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