Upcoming Poverty Simulations

Saturday, Feb. 24 | Noon to 3 p.m.
St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church
(20 Pope Avenue, HHI 29928)

Click HERE to RSVP by Feb. 19.

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Make a difference.
Step into someone else’s shoes. 

Poverty Simulation: Step Into Someone Else’s Shoes

Experience the challenges of poverty firsthand and become a champion for change.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live on the edge of poverty? To struggle to put food on the table, pay rent and access basic necessities? Our Poverty Simulation offers a unique opportunity to understand these challenges firsthand.

What is a Poverty Simulation?

This three-hour immersive experience puts you in the shoes of a low-income family facing everyday pressures. You’ll:

  • Join a simulated family with assigned roles and resources.
  • Navigate realistic scenarios like job searches, transportation issues, childcare and unexpected expenses.
  • Interact with community resources such as the bank, grocery store, social services and healthcare providers.
  • Experience the stress and uncertainty of living paycheck to paycheck.

Through role-playing and facilitated discussions, you’ll gain valuable insights into:

  • The complex realities of poverty and its impact on individuals and families.
  • The systemic barriers that hinder upward mobility and perpetuate poverty.
  • The crucial role of community resources and support systems.
  • The power of empathy and understanding in addressing poverty.

More than just an exercise, the Poverty Simulation is a catalyst for action.

Participants often leave the experience shaken and determined to make a difference. They walk away with:

  • Increased awareness of the challenges faced by individuals and families living in poverty.
  • A deeper understanding of the systemic roots of poverty and the need for comprehensive solutions.
  • A commitment to action in their communities, workplaces and faith communities.
Who Can Participate?

The Poverty Simulation is FREE and open to everyone! Businesses, government agencies, faith communities, school groups, and individuals are all encouraged to participate. This powerful experience is valuable for anyone who wants to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of poverty.
  • Build empathy and compassion for those in need.
  • Advocate for change and create a more equitable community.
Interested in Hosting a Simulation?

Email us today to learn more about scheduling a Poverty Simulation for your group. Together, we can raise awareness, build empathy, and create a brighter future for our community.