Florida Keys News
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Report: Locals 'enable' homeless
Central 24-hour shelter is city's best choice to solve problem, says consultant

The kindhearted on this island have unwittingly increased the number of homeless men and women by offering services in parks and at beaches and giving in to panhandlers, according to a report released Tuesday.

Handing out meals, cash and alcoholic drinks to people living on the streets fuels a "culture of enablement" that fails to drive the needy to available se...

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