July 9, 2020

Starting on July 13, 2020, PHL City ID will host pop-up mobile sites in partnership with community-based organizations. These mobile sites will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays. Those who are interested in getting the ID card must schedule an appointment. On August 3, t...

July 6, 2020

The Intercept: Natasha Lennard - July 5, 2020

When the 29-year-old parolee walked out of the New Jersey state prison where he had been incarcerated for the last six years, he felt that he had stepped “into a frozen world.” He was released on parole on March 11, as coron...

August 13, 2019

Each Night, Philly Jails Release Scores of Returning Citizens Without Returning Their IDs, Cash or Phone

Pranshu Verma - August 12, 2019

According to a new report by The Inquirer, 73% of all inmates released from Philadelphia jails from April 2017 to April 2018 — more t...

April 5, 2019

April 5, 2019, Ryan Briggs - WHYY

Philadelphia’s new municipal identification card program drew crowds of interested applicants on its first official day.

Dozens of people waited in a line that snaked across a City Hall corridor on Thursday in the hours after Mayor...

April 4, 2019

April 4, 2019 WPVI ABC News

Residents of Philadelphia can now apply for a municipal photo ID card. 

The city plans to issue the cards for people who don't have other forms of identification, such as driver's licenses. 

Anyone who is age 13 or older can get a PHL City...

October 1, 2018

September 24, 2018, Maxwell King and Matt Smith - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Anna Hollis, executive director of Amachi Pittsburgh, a nonprofit that works on behalf of the 8,500 children of incarcerated parents in Allegheny County, is closely watching the Pennsylvania sta...

September 10, 2018

The training on Gender focuses on skill building and developing appropriate behaviors and actions to working with people of all genders. There is information sharing about gender, specifically transgender experiences, however the focus is on using inclusive language, r...

September 7, 2018

What would you do if you found yourself returning from prison, a social outcast in a strange city, with nowhere to lay your head? Could you survive life “on the outside”?

Enter Redemption Housing’s Day One Challenge to find out.

On September 22nd, 2018, Redemption Housin...

October 12, 2016

This was designed to educate policymakers on the impact of, and models for, issuing state identification for people leaving prisons and jails across the country. State-issued identification is often required to secure housing, apply for employment, and access social se...

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