Real Change

Real Change is committed to raising awareness about effective alternatives to giving money or goods to panhandlers and why it’s important.

Your support of these organizations helps provide a sustainable solution to panhandling and homelessness in Downtown St. Louis—it’s generosity better spent.

Here’s how you can be part of the solution:


CONNECT

Connect the panhandler to an organization that can help. If approached by an individual asking for money, please provide them with one of our resource cards with information on where to find food, shelter, employment and counseling.

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Resource cards available upon request. Contact RealChange@downtownstl.org for more information.

**Please note: panhandling is illegal in the City of St. Louis. To learn more, please see St. Louis City Ordinance 67918.

 

RESOURCES

St. Louis Housing Helpline
(314) 802-5444

Downtown STL Safety Officer Program
(314) 280-4817

Independence Center
(Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility)
(314) 533-4163

Non-Emergency Police Response
314-231-1212

 

DONATE or VOLUNTEER

Consider a donation (monetary or physical goods) or volunteer your time to any of these Downtown St. Louis organizations:

 

EMPLOYMENT CONNECTION

Donate | Volunteer

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GATEWAY 180

Donate | Volunteer

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ST. PATRICK CENTER

Donate | Volunteer

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UNITED WAY

Donate | Volunteer

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WINTER OUTREACH SUPPORT

Donate | Volunteer

 

SPREAD THE WORD

Help us spread the word about Real Change to family, friends, and colleagues.

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