Our Documentation Assistance Program offers technical and financial assistance to homeless, ex-offenders, low-income, and individuals in transition living in the City of St. Louis with obtaining birth certificates and Missouri State Identification cards.
We do not provide any other services including but not limited to police reports, transportation assistance (bus tickets or gas money), marriage or death certificates, utility assistance, prescription and or medical assistance, monetary assistance or vouchers for thrift stores, rent, gas, or any financial needs.
We DO NOT assist with name changes or change of address on valid identification cards.
2013 Close Dates for holidays and building repairs
July 2-3; July 30-31
August 6-7; August 13-14; August 20-21**; August 27-28**
November 26-27; December 24-25; December 31; January 1, 2014
**August 20-21 and August 27-28 will be appointment based only. The number of appointments will depend on the availability of volunteers. Guests seeking services may call 314-977-7311 beginning August 6th to scheduled an appointment on the available days of August 20-21 and August 27-28. A volunteer will confirm day and time of appointment. Appointment is not valid until confirmation from a volunteer is received.**
Hours for August Appointments:
Appointments will be for the following timeframes from August 20-21 and August 27-28: Tuesdays from 9:00am-4:00pm and Wednesdays from 1:30pm-4:00pm. Specific times will be available beginning August 6th dependent upon volunteer schedules.
We only provide financial assistance with birth certificates and Missouri State identification cards. Please note, MO DOR Requirements changed as of January 1, 2013. All applicants needing a Missouri State Identification Card MUST have a valid address to have ID mailed too. If homeless, MUST have proof of residency noting homelessness in St. Louis and stating address to mail ID card.
WHEN: Tuesday and Wednesday mornings; Arrive between 8:30-8:45AM; First Come-First Serve; Signs in close at various times depending on number of guests
WHERE: St. Francis Xavier (College) Church, Parish Center, 3628 Lindell Blvd, Lower level
Program Questions: 314-977-7308
For Receiving Services or referring someone to services, click here
Requirements to receive Missouri State ID Voucher*
New or Renewal: Certified copy of birth certificate, proof of residency (must have vaild address to receive ID in mail), and social security card or print out of social security number
Replacement ID (ID is not expired): Proof of Residency (must have vaild address to receive ID in mail) and ability to recite social security number
Proof of residency Requirement: If homeless in City of St. Louis, must have a letter from a shelter or agency in the area verifying your current residency status and include address for ID card and address to mail ID card.
Requirements for Missouri State Birth Certificate*
Valid State Photo identification or two pieces of valid documentation that support who you are-one must be proof of residency.
Requirements for Out of State Birth Certificate*
Vary state to state. Please check with the vital records office of you state of birth to know what documents you will need to bring with you.
*Program Restrictions: 1 Missouri State ID per year. 1 birth certificate per family per lifetime. Only exception is with a referral letter from agency, school, or organization requesting multiple birth certificates. Must have referral letter and maximum received per lifetime is 4.
For more detailed information on our program, click here
How to support
Become a volunteer: Join our team of outreach volunteers, either weekly, bi-weekly, or once a month. Volunteers serve on Tuesday and or Wednesday mornings.
To learn more or become a volunteer, contact Marty Sellers, Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314.977.7311
Donate monetarily: Send donations directly to the parish center labeled "for the poor". Checks payable to St. Francis Xavier Church, 3628 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108
Donate in-kind gifts: For information on in-kind gifts, please click here