Homelessness is unacceptable. If you believe that everyone deserves the dignity of a home, there are several ways you can advocate on behalf of your neighbors and make your voice heard.
We are often asked what people should do when they encounter a panhandler. First, it is important to know that not everyone who chooses to panhandle is experiencing homelessness, and not everyone experiencing homelessness will choose to panhandle.
While it is ultimately a personal decision whether or not to give anything to panhandlers, MCCH encourages you to give panhandlers a Street Card, which lists a variety of resources for people in crisis, including food, clothing, employment services and shelter. Contact us to request copies of our street cards to be mailed to you.
Organizing a community walk is a great way for schools, camps, congregations, businesses, and other local organizations to increase awareness of the issue of homelessness while raising critical funds for MCCH. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can organize a community walk.