Community "Walk A Mile" Experience for Howard County

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Howard County General Hospital - Wellness Center

10710 Charter Dr.

Suite 100

Columbia, MD 21044

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What would you do if you didn’t have enough money to feed your children? Sell your household goods? Not pay rent and face eviction? Go for a predatory loan? These are hard questions, but ones that thousands of central Maryland families face every day.

United Way of Central Maryland’s "Walk a Mile" experience is a hands-on activity that illustrates these struggles in a personal and unforgettable way. Participants assume the role of a family member living at or near the poverty line and are challenged to make life decisions while overcoming a lack of resources and confusing support system.


About the "Walk a Mile" Experience

Throughout the “Walk a Mile” experience, you'll play the role of a family member who is struggling to make ends meet. This role is the story of a real person currently living in poverty in central Maryland. The goal of Walk a Mile is not to recreate what it's like to live in poverty, but to provide an experience that will raise questions and prompt dialogue about how to help struggling families who face the reality of poverty every day.


Questions? Contact Kari Staddon at kari.staddon@uwcm.org for more details.

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Howard County General Hospital - Wellness Center

10710 Charter Dr.

Suite 100

Columbia, MD 21044

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