Poverty is an epidemic in the United States affecting an estimated 46 million Americans. Knox County is no different than the rest of the US. Though we have a thriving community with much wealth and growth, 1 out of 6 in our county lives in poverty.
For those of us who do not fall into the poverty category we most likely have a very difficult time truly understanding what life is like for those who do. The Cost of Poverty Experience (C.O.P.E.), created by Think Tank, Inc., is an event that offers a glimpse into the lives of low-income individuals and families living in the community. It is a snapshot of the obstacles that are faced, the decisions that are made, and the consequences that impact these families every day.
C.O.P.E. represents the lives of REAL families who live in poverty who have graciously given their stories so that people across the country can be exposed to REAL people, REAL situations, and REAL barriers that exist. C.O.P.E. also captures the role that the broader community plays in impacting families living in poverty and how policies and systems help or hinder their progress.
C.O.P.E. is perfect for...
- Small Groups
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Sunday School Classes
- & More
The Restoration House is excited to bring C.O.P.E. to the Knoxville community in partnership with Compassion Coalition.