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No Fee Birth Certificate Program

The DHS No-Fee Birth Certificate Program, in partnership with the DC Department of Health, is designed to reduce the barrier to obtaining a birth certificate for District-born residents who have or are experiencing homelessness. The program provides two related services:  

  • Brand new self-service kiosks at the Office of Vital Records provided by DC Health make it easier for all District-born residents to verify their identity through advanced technology. 

  • An automated electronic form provided by DHS that Homeless Service Providers must complete on behalf of a client to request a no-fee birth certificate voucher. Once completed and submitted to DHS, the electronic form can be printed and given to the client in hard copy, which the client must present to DC Health upon successful completion of DC Health’s identity verification process. The voucher is used to provide the birth certificate at no cost to the client. 

No Fee Birth Certificate Program:

ID Voucher Program-How to Obtain DMV Non-Driver Identification Card for Homeless Individuals 

An individual experiencing homelessness may request assistance obtaining an identification card (or case manager/outreach worker identifies a need to assist a client with obtaining an identification card).  

In order to acquire a voucher, an applicant must be currently experiencing homelessness and prove their identity with a birth certificate and social security card.  

Below you will find contact information of Certified Providers for those currently experiencing homelessness and seeking information to obtain a DMV non-drivers identification card. 

https://dhs.dc.gov/page/homeless-providers-information-dmv-non-driver-identification-card 

Name 

Address  

Quad 

Zip 

Pathways to Housing 

101 Q Street, Suite G 

NE 

20001 

My Sister's Place, Inc 

1007 Rhode Island Ave 

NE 

20018 

Helping Individual People Survive 

1309 Rhode Island Ave., Suite B 

NE 

20018 

District Alliance for Safe Housing  

1835 3rd Street 

NE 

20002 

Catholic Charites (Anchor Behavioral Health) 

1001 Lawrence Street  

NE 

20017 

New Hope Ministries , Inc 

425 2nd Street  

NW 

20001 

So Other Might Eat 

60 O Street  

NW 

20001 

Miriam's Kitchen 

2512 Virginia Ave  

NW 

20037 

Terrific, Inc 

1226 Vermont Ave  

NW 

20005 

Thrive DC 

1525 Newton Street 

NW 

20010 

Safe Haven Outreach Ministries ,Inc 

1140 North Capital Street #924 

NW 

20002 

Christ House 

1717 Columbia Road 

NW 

20009 

The Salvation Army 

1434 Harvard Street Suite B 

NW 

20009 

Coalition for the Homeless 

1245 Massachusetts Ave Suite #C-1015 

NW 

20005 

Casa Ruby, Inc 

2822 Georgia Ave  

NW 

20001 

The Father McKenna Center 

19 Eye Street 

NW 

20001 

Georgetown Ministry Center 

1041 Wisconsin Ave  

NW 

20001 

Catholic Charites 

924 G Street  

NW 

20001 

N Street Village 

1333 N Street  

NW 

20005 

McClendon Center 

1338 North Capital Street  

NW 

20002 

Green Door 

1221 Taylor Street  

NW 

20011 

Latin American Youth Center 

3045 15th Street  

NW 

20010 

Central Union Mission 

65 Massachusetts Ave  

NW 

20001 

Friendship Place 

4713 Wisconsin Ave 

NW 

20016 

Covenant House  

2001 Mississippi Ave 

SE 

20020 

Access Housing, Inc 

4301 9th Street  

SE 

20032 

Everyone Home DC 

1338 G Street  

SE 

20003 

House of Prosperity Everlasting ,Inc 

2918 Minnesota Ave  

SE 

20019 

Sasha Bruce Youthwork Inc. 

5032 D Street  

SE 

20019 

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington 

1345 U Street  

SE 

20020 

801 East Transitional Rehabilitates Program 

2700 Martin Luther King Jr Ave 

SE 

20032 

Office of Returning Citizen Affairs 

2100 Martin Luther King Jr Ave 

SE 

20003 

Jobs Have Priority, Naylor Road Program 

2601-2603 Naylor Road 

SE 

20020 

Service Contact: 
Homeless Service Program Office
Contact Phone: 
(202) 399-7093
Contact TTY: 
711
Contact Suite #: 
5th Floor
Office Hours: 
8:15 am to 4:45 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:15 am to 7 pm on Wednesday