Could you survive a month in poverty?
Just ONE month?
In Warren County, 14.1% of all people and 24.1% of children (under the age of 18 ), live in poverty every day. Many more have incomes above the poverty line, but their incomes are still low enough to qualify for programs like Food Stamps and Medicaid. The recent economic downturn has seen the unemployment rates rise and the use of emergency food pantries increase.
It is difficult for those who have enough to truly understand the situations that families living in poverty experience every day - the decisions they have to make, and the fears and frustrations they feel. We are inviting you to walk a mile in the shoes of those facing poverty. This is not a game. It is a simulation.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? - Business Leaders - CEOs,
Human Resources, Educators, Elected Officials, Case Managers,
or anyone who provides direct services to low income families
The simulation will be held Friday, October 7th, from 8:00 am until Noon at Holy Redeemer Church.
For more information or to register, call Warren-Forest Hi-Ed (814) 723-3222, or register online at http://www.hi-ed.org/register-now/.