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
HomeFull
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

Upcoming Miami Valley Community ID Drives

Registration is now open for the next MVCID Drive on Saturday, March 11, 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. 

Click here to register: MVCID Registration for March 11 2023

Delay in issuing MVCID cards from January 7 ID Drive!

Did you get a Miami Valley Community ID Card at the January 7 ID Drive? There has been a slight delay in creating the cards due to a printer problem. Cards should be mailed at the end of January. We are sorry for the inconvenience. 

Realizo el tramite para adquirir la tarjeta de identification de Miami Valley Community ID del 7 De Enero 2023? Ha habido una level demora en la creación de las tarjetas debido a un problema de la imresora. Las tarjetas probablemente seran inviadads a final del mes Enero. Sentimos mucho los inconvenientes.

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

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