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 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.
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.
St. Louis Housing Helpline
Downtown STL Safety Officer Program
(Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility)
Non-Emergency Police Response
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