Voucher Program – a solution to panhandling

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.