Interview with Idignity’s Jacqueline Dowd

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Imagine you are homeless and your backpack gets stolen with all of your identification. Try getting a job without ID. Or opening a bank account, cashing a check, traveling, renting a hotel room, even renting a video. Without an ID life stops!

Now let’s add bureaucracy. Every Stare has different laws and regulations! Replacing a lost ID can be one of the biggest road blocks to getting a homeless person off the streets.

Thanks to Jacqueline Dowd at least people in Central Florida have a solution. Jackie started Idignity to help people get past this hurtle. In all my travels this is the only ID clinic I know of and we need more.

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