Observation of female panhandling. Not all ladies seen panhandling are victims of drug abuse or alcoholism. Some are just purely down on their luck. In this case, she’s just a victim of poor decisions, of following a male companion only to find out he has behaviors that she was unaware of–but behaviors she will not tolerate. Now, she is forced into this type of activity just to survive, to spend one more night in a low-income hotel frequented by drug abusers and drug dealers. When I speak with her, she’s very loving, well-mannered, and humiliated. Question: Does she not have family to assist her, or does she not want their help? I don’t judge. I just want to help in any way I can. In this case, I offer financial assistance and prayer. What would you do?