I.D. & Walk-in Ministry

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Update 6/15/2017: 

Foundry’s ID Ministry was recently featured in a Washington Post Magazine Article detailing the process and challenges our guests go through as they seek the vital documents. You can read the article here.

Imago Dei & Walk-in Ministry

Imago Dei is Latin for image of God. We believe all persons are created in God’s image, the imago dei, it is part of our common identity. Within our society we have systems that often distort and devalue the identities of our neighbors. One of those systems is the need to carry identification documents. Foundry’s I.D. & Walk-in Ministry seeks to restore to our low-income and homelessness neighbors the documents they need to obtain jobs, housing, education, or services in the community. 

Each Friday and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, Foundry’s I.D. & Walk-in Ministry opens to the community from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon to provide assistance in obtaining birth certificates, District of Columbia non-driver’s identification cards. With the generous support of the Foundry congregation, the I.D Ministry has 36 apointment spaces available each Friday and 1st and 3rd Saturdays for identification documents. In addition, the Walk-in ministry for clothes and a snack lunch is each Friday morning. There are 25 spaces available through walk-in for clothing items (first come first served).

You must be a social service agency representative in order to register for an appointment through our website. If you are a social services agency seeking to refer a client to our I.D. Ministry for identification assistance, please contact our staff at IDhelp@foundryumc.org via email and provide your organization's name, email contact, and address. 

Support the work of our I.D. & Walk-in Ministry

We are currently seeking donations of sample size shampoo, conditioner, and lotion; towels and washcloths; men’s casual pants (especially jeans) sizes 30-40; XL t-shirts; belts; and men’s and women’s tennis shoes.

Interested in volunteering? Contact us at IDMinistry@foundryumc.org

Please Note that Appointments are only made available one week in advance of the actual date. If the week you are looking for is not visible, it is either because we are closed on that day or because the week is more than two weeks in advance.

In the event of adverse weather conditions, the Foundry Friday Mission follows the schedule of the Federal government. If Federal agencies are closed, the Friday Mission will close as well. Appointments affected by the cancellation will have to be rescheduled through the social service agency through which they were originally made.

If you would like to see a walk-through of the new system click here. To see a letter from the Director of Social Justice Ministries further explaining the change click here.



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