Homelessness can happen to anyone. Unexpected circumstances at a time when family and friends can't help are the usual causes of homelessness. Unfortunately, many people experience homelessness; usually for three months or less.
Provide basic needs like food, shelter & healthcare
Supports drug & alcohol dependencies
Keeps people on the streets
Have a heart, give smart
Giving money to panhandlers doesn’t fix problems. In order to truly help those in need, we urge you to join with us and support organizations and services that provide long-lasting care and stop giving money to panhandlers
Our reputation for compassion and generosity has led to a problem with panhandlers who are not homeless and do not reside in McKinney.
To help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, the city financially supports nonprofit organizations whose mission is to provide food and shelter services to those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.