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Tax Collector's New Outreach Program Helps Homeless Youth Obtain No-Fee State ID Cards

West Palm Beach, Fla. – Constitutional Tax Collector Anne M. Gannon today announced her agency’s new outreach program designed to help Palm Beach County’s homeless young people aged 24 and under obtain a no-fee state identification card. The outreach begins Monday, Nov. 19 in partnership with Living Hungry and other community partners.

“Having a Florida state identification card can open a world of possibilities for young people including removing barriers to employment and registering to vote,” said Gannon. “I am pleased to partner with Living Hungry to help guide these young people through the process.”

Gannon’s agency developed an information packet that will be distributed through “Fuel Up Bags” provided by Living Hungry. The bags contain food for homeless school children to help combat food insecurity experienced during weekends and school breaks. The Tax Collector's Office information packet will also be distributed through case managers at the Compass Youth Program, Vita Nova and the School District of Palm Beach County’s McKinney-Vento Program.

Each information packet contains a checklist of required documents and gives young people information about how to obtain the documents. Required forms from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and information about other community resources are also included. Young clients can bring the completed documents to any Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Office where staff can assist them with obtaining the no-fee state ID card.

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Release Date: 
Monday, November 19, 2018
Contact Information: 
Contact: Anne Gannon, Constitutional Tax Collector
  (561) 355-4271


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