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 Resource 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 resource cards to be mailed to you.
Action and Awareness Events
An Action and Awareness Event is an ongoing opportunity for companies and organizations at their location. These events consist of two segments: helping to build awareness about homelessness and providing an activity that will benefit the clients we serve. The first segment fosters awareness about the issue of homelessness in our county and the ways MCCH is working to address it. It’s followed by the group completing a project, such as making bagged lunches for the men at our shelter. For this activity, groups have the supplies on site and MCCH transports the completed lunches directly to the shelter. Contact us to request more information about Action and Awareness Events.
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.