2022 In Review: Community Impact Report
On an average day in 2022, Homeless ID Project Program Staff:
- Saw 79 clients
- Provided 48 documents including replacement IDs and birth certificates
- Safely stored vital documents for 22 individuals
- Met with an additional 9 clients with an ID-related inquiry of some sort
Because of your support in 2021, Homeless ID Project assisted 19,713 clients resulting in the successful replacement of 12,143 documents.
In 35 years of operation, we have never helped so many. The term success comes to mind and yet real success would look more like zero documents due to zero need. The Homeless ID Project’s Mission is to END homelessness. An ID is the critical first step in the process that provides required documents that are essential to gain employment, housing, and other basic services necessary to end homelessness.
A WIDER FOCUS
The work of ending homelessness is aided by preventing individuals from entering homelessness and in 2022 we spent some of our time focused there.
- In one of our many outreach programs we helped more than 1,000 individuals gain documents needed post-incarceration to rebuild their life and to avoid falling into homelessness or reoffending.
- We expanded outreach services, providing 3,274 total documents in partner agencies across Maricopa and Pima Counties.
We continued our focus on prevention of homelessness by providing the resource of a legally valid ID needed to open opportunities not available without proof of identity.
THE VALUE OF PARTNERSHIP
Being partner-centric is essential to fulfilling the Mission of ending homelessness. It is also one of our Seven Core Values. Our partnership with the Human Services Campus, Family Housing Hub, the Tucson Center of Opportunity, and each of our partner agencies makes our work both possible and effective.
In 2021, we supported the work of 50 partner agencies across Maricopa and Pima Counties, assuring that their clients had the required documents needed to take advantage of programs for housing, shelter, medical care, and more.
SOCIAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT
The work and process of providing replacement documents has an important and demonstrable result for our community.
According to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), the cost of homelessness to the community is $30,000 to $50,000 per person per year. Each individual acquiring an ID, supported by your donations to Homeless ID Project, now has the access to available employment and housing.
Of course, not every client brings an immediate end to their homelessness, but if a mere 10% of 12,143 client documents in 2022 resulted in this end, your donations, in support of this work, resulted in a savings to the community of $32.4 million dollars!
(12.143 x 10% x $30,000 = $36.4 million)
Furthermore, we did this work with total expenses of less than $500,000 resulting in a return on your investment in the Homeless ID Project of $77 for every single dollar invested!
($36.4 million divided by $470,000 in Expenses = $77.40)
Another of our Seven Core Values is this: We recognize and value the support of the community and pledge to be good stewards of that support.
We believe that a return of $77 per dollar, turning a $400 tax credit into a $30,000 return to the community, is a serious demonstration of that value.
Thank you sincerely for your continued support and we look forward to working with you in 2023.