“Keep the change” when it comes to Panhandlers

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The Corpus Christi Police Department knows that there are a lot of kind-hearted people in our community and that they want to help whenever they can. Rather than giving panhandlers money when approached we suggest that you donate to one of the many shelters and outreach centers.

If you are approached by a panhandler and they are aggressive in their request for money you can always call the non-emergency number at 361-886-2600 to report the incident.

If you would like to participate in resolving issues with the homeless, we suggest becoming a member of the Corpus Christi Homeless Issue Partnership (HIP) which is a non profit organization and meets every second Thursday of each month at City Hall in the sixth-floor conference room at 11:00 am.

To become a member of the Homeless Issue Partnership, visit the cities web page here:


We do encourage our community to “Keep the Change”.