Set up permanent shelters for the homeless where they can stay 24/7 and receive services they need to get back on their feet. Taking people in for the night and then sending them back on the street in the morning is a waste of time and energy. This would break the cycle of poverty and add stability to their lives. The seriously mentally ill should be cared for appropriately and separated from the other folks. Addicts should get counseling and medical help. This will reduce panhandling too.