Poverty Simulation

The purpose of this simulation is to educate everyone about the typical day to day strategies of a low-income family trying to survive.

“It is a simulation, not a game!”

The object is to sensitize participants to the hardships faced by real people. Participants will assume a role in one of 26 typical families living in poverty and will attempt to survive for one “month” during which their families must keep their shelter and utilities, feed their family, make loan payments, etc.

This event is historically held in November at Veterans Memorial Park and is held every OTHER year (next expected simulation to happen in 2024). We would love to have you and/or your organization come and see if you can survive a month in poverty! Please contact rbliss@dawsonfamilyconnection.org if you are interested in participating or volunteering for this event.