For the homeless, an ID is often a path to recovery

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Not long after a previously homeless Warrenton man got his state identification card, he landed a job interview. Another man finally got veterans benefits he hadn’t known how to access.

Agencies that work with the homeless in Clatsop County say getting a state ID and birth certificate, or replacing these documents, if they have been lost or stolen, is crucial for someone trying to get back on their feet.