Many community residents, including many citizens, do not have the necessary requirements to receive a state issued ID card or driver’s license. They are often required to prove their identity for numerous reasons each day, and without a reliable ID may not be able to identify themselves with law enforcement, receive urgent services with schools, health centers, city departments, and social service agencies, or participate in the cultural and business life of their community.
The FaithAction ID card provides card holders with a reliable form of identification that can be used as a tool by law enforcement, city departments, health centers, schools, businesses, and cultural arts organizations to better identify, serve, and protect us.
The FaithAction ID card is available to any resident who may have limited access to government issued ID card, as well as those who support safer, more inclusive and united communities.
What are the limitations of the FaithAction ID card?
The FaithAction ID card is not a state issued form of identification (and clearly notes this fact on the back of the card), or a driver’s license.
What are the requirements to receive an ID card?
All participants must attend an ID drive, in which they are required to go through an orientation on the benefits and limitations of the card and sign a simple MOU to this effect.
Counties currently with a FaithAction Network ID
Law enforcement agencies supportive of the program include Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Graham, Mebane, Elon, Gibsonville, Asheboro, Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Durham Police Departments, as well as the Forsyth and Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and Moses Cone and Wake Forest Baptist Hospitals.
ECH has been part of the FaithAction network since 2015
The ID initiative in the City of Durham started on December of 2015 to provide ECH ID cards for ANY law-abiding resident with limited access to government issued forms of ID, and who supports a safe, more inclusive community.
How to get a FaithAction ID?
Original documents only. Copies are not accepted. There may be some limited flexibility on certain requirements.
Additional Important Considerations
We will hold all personal information in a secure database accessible only to El Centro Hispano staff and select volunteers.
• You should receive your card by mail within 10-14 days if envelope is correctly addressed, unless more information is required from you.
Don’t Miss Our Faith ID’s Drives! (We open doors at 7 a.m. They close at 8 a.m)