Poverty Experience Volunteers Needed!
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More General Information:
The Cost of Poverty Experience is a training that offers participants a glimpse into the lives of low-income individuals and families living in our community. It is a look into the obstacles that are faced, the decisions that are made, and the consequences that impact these families every day. The CareSource Foundation has partnered with Think Tank to develop COPE, which was co-designed with low-income individuals who have shared their story so that participants could gain greater understanding. Many organizations and communities across the nation use COPE to work more effectively with low-income families to understand and address the issues of poverty more comprehensively.
This is a 2.5 hour experiential event that accommodates 40 to 120 participants and 17 to 21 volunteers.
Then volunteers roles are vital to aid in how realistic the COPE will feel because they will run and operate each individual resource that our participants will rely upon to help there simulated families survive the month of the COPE.
The Community Resources are as follows: Bank + Loan, Community Services, County Human Services, Court + Probation, Faith Center, Family Wellness Center, Gas Stop, Homeless Shelter, Mega Mart, Minimum Wage Employer, Pawn Shop, Police + Jail, Rental + Mortgage, School
You do NOT need to have experience to be a part of COPE!