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Poverty Simulation

Poverty Simulation

What choices would you make if you had too little time and money to meet your needs?

Hopelink offers a unique workshop to individuals, businesses and community groups to experience walking in someone else’s shoes. We work with groups who are interested in providing the simulation for their members, staff, community, etc. An effective simulation requires 50-80 participants and 25 support positions. Please see our Poverty Simulation Flyer for more information.

Workshop Participants Will:

  • Role-play a month in the lives of low-income individuals and families.
  • Explore the impact of poverty.
  • Meet other community members who care.
  • Consider how awareness, collaboration and action help.

To learn more or speak with someone directly about a simulation, please contact Liz Waesche, Volunteer Program Manager at ewaesche@hopelink.org.

What past participants have said about the program:

"The event was not what I was expecting it would be. It really broadened my perspective about poverty."

"It took awhile for my thoughts about the poverty simulation to really absorb. It was really valuable! I am still thinking about it."

"It really affected me. I've talked with my children about the impact of what we learned by doing it as a family."