Pan handeling and homelessness affects on youth and our communities
July 27, 2010 9:47 AM Subscribe
Sociology and Homeless Filter: Looking for research on how a cities policies on pan handeling and homelessness affect youth culture, but also some general thoughts on wether or not pan handeling should be allowed from a perspective of love and support.
posted by peripatew to Society & Culture (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been thinking through the issues in our community, and I'm wanting to know how they are affecting our youth. We have an increasing number of youth who follow this transient life style.
To be up front, I'm looking for information that might be used to make a case against pan handeling and allowing homeless/transient people to flood our cities street corners.
This doesn't come from a disgust with our fellow citizens, but rather from a perspective of love. I don't think that tossing some change to people is a good way of meeting their needs. I'd much rather see some community programs receive funding to provide help and support to those who need it, and to those who seek it.
For those who chose this lifestyle and don't want help, or those who are faking for money, or those who are just funding their "traveling" phase (and in my experience a drug and/or alcohol phase as well, but not always), I'd argue that they are having a negative affect on our community, and there pan handeling shouldn't be allowed.
So, I'm curious about research on how this issue is affecting youth, but also on how it affecting communities, and those who stay in this lifestyle.
I'm still processing this idea, and by no means claim to know it all or have the answers... I'm just trying to gain information as I want to help. So lend me your hivemind thoughts