ID is vital to people who are experiencing homelessness. Without ID, a person cannot apply to rent a property, apply for public housing, stay in a motel, make a centrelink application, apply for important documents or access certain services.
We estimate that 50% of our clients present without having ID. This is most often due to having belongings stolen or having to leave them behind when fleeing a DV situation.
A gift of ID provides us the funds to take the person to the department of transport and obtain sufficient identification. If the person does not have the required documents to apply for ID, we will assist them to source these in various ways.
Please note: despite the charity name (Australian Street Aid Project), we are still a local Mackay charity. All items are distributed locally in Mackay, QLD 4740.