Miami Valley Community ID Card

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The Miami Valley Community ID Program started in 2019 as an initiative to serve hundreds of Miami Valley residents each year, laying a pathway to strengthen trust in the community by providing an alternative form of identification. In 2021, the Hall Hunger Initiative took the lead by providing financial support with Welcome Dayton and Westminster Presbyterian Church hosting and running the program. The first MVCID Drive was held in October 2021 and to date (as of January 2023), 684 ID cards have been issued. 

The MVCID is for any Miami Valley resident, including those returning from jail, those who may be homeless, elderly residents, immigrants and refugees. The ID provides reliable identification for those who may not have access to or have difficult accessing government-issued forms of ID and anyone in the community who wants to be part of the MVCID Program. The ID is a bridge to services that provide basic needs and increase the quality of life; it builds greater understanding, trust, and cooperation between ID participants and community partners; and it creates a safer and healthier community. 

The MVCID is not a driver's license or a state government-issued ID. It cannot be used to vote. It will not stop prosecution if engaged in illegal activity. It does not have an impact on present or future immigration status. It can only be used with providers who have agreed to partner with the program. 

Current MVCID Partners

Dayton Metro Library 
Dayton Police Department
Dayton Public Schools 
Five Rivers Health Centers
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office 
The Dayton Foodbank
Sinclair College Police Department 
Vandalia Police Department 

To receive an MVCID card, bring the following items to the drive:

  1. Photo ID (expired driver's license, national ID card, Matricula Consular or other embassy ID, passport) 
  2. Proof of residence (utility bill, rent agreement, medical record, bank statement)
  3. $5.00 cash

Must be 16 years and older to receive an ID. Do not register anyone under 16. 

Upcoming Miami Valley Community ID Drives

The next MVCID Drive is Saturday, May 13, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Dayton Metro Library (Main), 215 E Third Street, Dayton Ohio, 45402. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Mandatory orientation starts at 10:00 a.m. You must pre-register to attend. 

Registration will open March 31, 2023. Please check back!

MVCID Drive dates for 2023: January 7, March 11May 13, July 8, September 9, November 4. Location and time to be announced.  

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