This week, one of our staff was working with a guest who needed his ID. He was from out of state and had been living in California and North Carolina. All of his identifying documents were lost in Hurricane Katrina and he had not yet been able to get them replaced. His mother was sick, so he moved to care for her. "If you had told me last year that I would be in this spot now, I wouldn't have believed you," he said. He was living in a shelter and trying to find employment. Our staff was able to start the process of getting his birth certificate which will allow him to get his ID, moving him one more step toward employment and housing.