The East Central District is sponsoring The Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE). This event is open for the first 120 people to register. The cost of admittance is an item for United Against Poverty. Click HERE to see what they need. They prefer canned vegetables, instead of canned potatoes. In addition to diapers, they need wipes. They do not need Ensure. Click HERE to learn more about United Against Poverty.
An immersive poverty simulation designed to offer a glimpse into the lives of low-income individuals and families living in our communities.
Many organizations and communities across the nation use COPE to work more effectively with low-income families. COPE gives participants and volunteers an opportunity to experience poverty firsthand through the eyes of real families. The experiential nature of this training helps organizations and communities more deeply understand the complexities of poverty, paving the way for addressing the issues of poverty more comprehensively.
COPE is a tool that will help your team:
- Deepen their understanding of the realities of poverty in America.
- Improve practices and approaches to better engage low-income individuals and their families.
- Build partnerships with the broader community to improve outcomes for low-income families.