Free Tip Sheet: How to Say "No" to a Panhandler
Panhandlers often use aggressive, violent or illegal tactics to coerce pedestrians into giving them money, so it is important to be aware of the risks of giving to a panhandler.
This tip sheet details multiple approaches to respectfully and successfully avoid or navigate confrontation with panhandlers, which over time will likely lead them to leave the area or calm down. Local shelters or charities are much safer and effective giving alternatives.
Understand more about panhandling and how to respond by learning:
- The common motives and risks of panhandling
- Ways to calmly but firmly acknowledge or ignore a panhandler
- What to do when a pandhandler becomes increasingly aggressive
Complete the form on the right to download the guide now.