Dégagé’s response to panhandling is to offer community members a helpful tool to use when they are approached for help. This tool is a $2 voucher which can be redeemed for services in our facility. The voucher program provides a positive means for both immediate help (a warm meal or hot shower) and long-term support (I.D. assistance, housing, overnight shelter). When a voucher is used at Dégagé, a patron is exposed to the many services available.
We encourage community members to keep the vouchers in their wallet or car and distribute them when approached for money. Click here to purchase the vouchers.