Birth certificates are often needed to receive medical assistance, housing and other public benefits, to obtain a Pennsylvania driver’s or non-driver’s license, for access to many public buildings, for general identification and for many other purposes. This is especially critical right now because of Pennsylvania’s new voter photo ID law.
The Homeless Advocacy Project will hold a free birth certificate clinic on Wednesday, September 12th from 9-11am at the PECO Building, 2301 Market Street (Energy Hall A & B) in Philadelphia.
Homeless individuals who attend this free clinic will meet with an advocate who will request birth certificates for them and their minor children free of charge. For all clinic dates and more information, visit here.