Helping someone get an ID is somewhat akin to digging a well for a family in a Third World country. At Reconciliation Services, we have seen firsthand the hardship imposed on the poor, the disabled and the elderly in trying to obtain an ID. It may only cost around $25 for an ID, but the cost and the lack of understanding of the process puts that ID just out of reach for so many in our city. It’s not as easy as you think.
Helping someone get an ID is somewhat akin to digging a well for a family in a Third World country. At Reconciliation Services, we have seen firsthand the hardship imposed on the poor, the disabled and the elderly in trying to obtain an ID. It may only cost around $25 for an ID, but the cost and the lack of understanding of the process puts that ID just out of reach for so many in our city. It’s not as easy as you think. File photo by Eric Gay The Associated Press
Helping someone get an ID is somewhat akin to digging a well for a family in a Third World country. At Reconciliation Services, we have seen firsthand the hardship imposed on the poor, the disabled and the elderly in trying to obtain an ID. It may only cost around $25 for an ID, but the cost and the lack of understanding of the process puts that ID just out of reach for so many in our city. It’s not as easy as you think. File photo by Eric Gay The Associated Press

Photo IDs open many doors, but getting one can be onerous

December 18, 2016 2:00 PM