Learn More About Panhandling & Homelessness
The first step to solving a problem is education and awareness. These books and resources provide more information about the issue of homelessness and the problems associated with panhandling.

“Never do for the poor what they have (or could have) the capacity to do for themselves...To give an emergency response to a chronic need is to harm people...[and] as Hippocrates admonished: above all, do no harm.”
-Robert D. Lupton, “Toxic Charity”


  • “Toxic Charity” by Robert D. Lupton link
  • “When Helping Hurts” by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert link
  • “The Tragedy of American Compassion” by Marvin Olasky link
  • “Invisible Neighbors” by John Ashmen link

Other Resources:

  • “Downtown Panhandling” Dallas, Texas download
  • “Lakewood Tent City, a Last Resort for the Homeless, Faces Eviction” download
  • “Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime?: Homelessness, Panhandling, and the Public” download
  • Police Guide on Panhandling download
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