At Safe Streets, we are always looking for ways to help build safe and healthy communities. That’s why in 2011 we established a pilot project of My ID Club. A Seattle-based effort, My ID Club creates emergency information identification cards for children designed to “provide an avenue that critical medical information can be passed to First Responders or paramedics, along with any other trusted adult, in case of injury to a child.”
Similarly, the Safe Streets Child ID program provides simple, laminated identification cards for parents and guardians. Each card includes:
- Contact and medical information for first responders
- Critical information about the child for relatives, neighbors, babysitters or daycare
- A current photograph (according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, a picture is the single most important thing in the search for a missing child)
Prior to Safe Streets adopting the program, no program of this nature existed in Pierce County. We now have a thriving and expanding program thanks to our partnership with local businesses and organizations. If you are interested in hosting a Child ID event at your venue, please contact Wanda Rochelle or call 253. 272.6824 for more information.