V.S. Grenier from Families Matter gave me a chance to do a guest post at their site. In it I offer suggestions for alternate ways to respond to a homeless person who asks you for money. I’ll be doing a podcast interview with Family Matters in May or June and will post the date once it’s confirmed.
The most important thing to do when confronted by a homeless person is to NOT jump to conclusions. Keep in mind that the person in front of you is a PERSON first, just like you. Unless you know a person’s whole story, you should never pass judgment on how they are living their lives.