(GRID CARD)

What is the Goshen Resident ID card (GRID card)?

The Goshen Resident Identification card verifies the identity and address of the person to whom it is issued.

The Goshen Resident ID card is not a valid form of identification for voting. It is not a driver’s license.

Who is the Goshen Resident ID card for?

The Goshen Resident ID card is for everyone who lives within the city limits of Goshen, Ind. The card will be of particular help to people who are unable to get a driver’s license or other form of official identification. This includes immigrants as well as elderly, formerly incarcerated and homeless people.

What does the Goshen Resident ID card do?

  • It provides verified identification for the person carrying the card when that person interacts with community officials, such as personnel from law enforcement, city services and schools.
  • It may provide one way of confirming identity for purchasing prescriptions and handling money transactions.GRID benefits button
  • Visit the GRID Benefits page to find out about local businesses who are giving discounts and special offers to people who show a GRID card.

The Goshen Resident ID card is not a valid form of identification for voting. It is not a driver’s license.

How can someone get a Goshen Resident ID card?

To get a card, a person will need to provide several documents that confirm his or her identity and address. (See partial list at right.) Staff will review the documents for authenticity before issuing a card. No identifying information about applicants will be maintained after the card is issued.

What does it cost to get a Goshen Resident ID card?

The anticipated cost of the Goshen Resident ID card is $25. Discounts may be available when several members of a family apply at the same time.

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Will the card be issued to undocumented immigrants?

Yes, the Goshen Resident ID card is for everyone who lives in Goshen and thus it will be issued to residents who are undocumented immigrants if they provide the required proof of identity and address.

How can I help this effort?

Volunteers will be needed, especially at times when people are applying for cards. Anyone wishing to assist may contact us at 574-534-4744 or HOPE@CHHclinics.org.

The Center for Healing & Hope also solicits contributions to help with the launch of this program. The $25 fee will cover the cost of individual cards, but advance investments are needed for equipment, systems and training. To make a contribution, visit www.CHHclinics.org/donate and designate your gift for “Elkhart County HOPE.”

Call the Center for Healing & Hope to schedule an appointment to get your GRID card: 574-534-4744

Bring these documents with you

At least one document from each of the following lists (A,B,C)

LIST A

  • Passport
  • Driver’s license from any country
  • ID card from any country
  • Consular Identification card
  • Voter registration card, etc.

LIST B

  • Birth certificate
  • EBT card (Food stamps)
  • ITIN letter/Social Security card
  • Marriage or Divorce certificate
  • Income tax return forms, etc.

LIST C
These documents must be current or mailed within the last 30 days.

  • Bills for basic services (gas, power, water, telephone, etc.)
  • Letter with name and address from any social service agency
  • Letter with name and address from a religious organization
  • Letter with name and address from school or educational organization
  • Bank statements with your name and address
  • Car registration document