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Are You a Wanderer?

lost“Not all those who wander are lost”… but for those who are, Marion County has your back. Anyone who has had a family member, who suffers from memory loss or has special needs, wander off can attest to the fear it can strike in your heart. Thankfully Marion County police and sheriff’s departments have programs where you can go to get something called an identification device. Some programs provide a medic alert type of bracelet or necklace and others simply keep a photo and information on file to facilitate quick reunification with caregivers.

To find out where to go to get a device for your loved one, simply dial 2-1-1 and we can point you in the right direction.

Q & A: Getting Identifying Documents

IDIf you’ve accessed services in Marion County chances are you have needed a form of ID to receive the services. What if you’ve lost your ID or have never had one? It’s a significant hurdle that many have faced. We wanted to share some tips and information to get you going in the right direction, including agencies who may help with the fees. As requirements and laws around identification are always changing, always visit the links at the bottom of this post to verify current information.

We will focus on: Birth Certificates, State IDs and Social Security Cards. (more…)

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