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Community Action Poverty Simulation - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Community partners, with representation from many different local organizations, are teaming up to host a Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS).

The simulation, scheduled for April 5, 2019, from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Wahtonka Community School, is a learning tool created to help people understand the realities of poverty.

During the simulation, participants role-play the lives of low-income families. Example roles include; WIC recipients, senior citizens with limited income and other individuals with access and functional needs. The roles created for the simulation are not unlike many actual members of our community.

Simulation participants will have the difficult task of providing basic needs and shelter on a limited budget during four simulated “weeks” (15 minutes each). They will interact with participating human service agencies, grocers, pawnbrokers, bill collectors, job interviewers, and police officers, to name a few.

It’s important to note that CAPS is not a game. It’s a simulation that enables participants to understand poverty from different points of view, and to recognize and discuss the potential for change within our community.

The planning committee is asking key leaders in public service, health care, and other organizations, to take part in the simulation to better understand the communities we serve, and potentially take part in making a systematic change.

We invite you to participate in, or to observe, this important Community Action Poverty Simulation. This is a chance to witness first-hand the very real challenges faced by community members on a daily basis.

Link to register for the simulation: https://goo.gl/forms/jT2Y71Ik1cfTAd3r1.

Link also available at ncphd.org.

For additional information, please email Ursula at ursulas@ncphd.org or call 541-506-2623. We look forward to seeing you there.

(For more information, please contact North Central Public Health District at (541) 506-2600 or visit us on the web at www.ncphd.org or our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/NorthCentralPublicHealth/.)