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.

Through an initiative between United Way of Greater Stark County, the Ohio BMV and local health departments, the ID Program provides photo IDs and birth certificates to homeless individuals and families living in a Continuum of Care shelter, as well as those seeking and receiving addiction treatment.

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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.

This program helps provide:

Vouchers for birth certificates and photo IDs may be obtained at our partner treatment centers: CommQuest Services, Crisis Intervention & Recovery Center and Phoenix Rising Behavioral Healthcare and Recovery Inc. Alliance residents may obtain a birth certificate by contacting Alliance for Children & Families at 330-821-6332.crisis

If you are interested in becoming a community partner with United Way for this program, please contact our office for more information.


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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