Lambda’s ID Services Project works with the Y2Y Shelter in Harvard Square to obtain State IDs for homeless young people. No previous experience with ID services is required to join, and while the Project is run by Lambda, we welcome all members of the HLS community to participate.
Queer youth, especially queer youth of color, are more likely to experience homelessness or housing instability than their white, straight peers. The lack of a valid State ID can pose a significant barrier for homeless youth trying to access state services, apply for jobs, apply for higher education, travel internationally, acquire more stable housing, or even exercise their right to vote.
Lambda Volunteers assist shelter guests in navigating the bureaucratic process of obtaining or replacing these documents, as well as more complicated IDs like Passports. Lambda Volunteers use problem solving and creativity to find ways for shelter guests to get State IDs on very short timelines, even if they have very few or no support documents initially.
If you’re interested in joining us, please RSVP at https://doodle.com/poll/rtncapfyf8r4kbtg. If you forget to RSVP, no worries! Stop by anyway and we’ll make room.