Do you agree with this perspective on giving food cards to panhandlers?
“Unearned food, clothing, toiletries are just as enabling as cash and does not engage homeless individuals in job and skills training which are needed to end homelessness,” wrote john214.
We need a discussion about solutions to panhandling here in Savannah!
Do you think using old (available) parking meters (since we’ve replaced lots of our old ones with modern, credit card accepting meters) to collect coins as donations for homeless services would work here in Savannah?
Who should receive the funds?
Old services that aren’t meeting the need for services related to our panhandlets or new, innovative services that help them get the counseling & recovery services they really need?
We’re opinionated & actually have those new, innovative services available through the new Day Center being built out by HUGS!
These services also “engage homeless individuals in job and skills training which are needed to end homelessness” as suggested above!