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Rogue Disposal & Recycling

1 West Main Street

#401

Medford, OR 97501

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Could you survive a month in poverty?

Nearly 40,000 Jackson County residents, including 11,500 children under the age of 18, live in poverty every day. Many more have incomes above the poverty line, but their incomes are still low enough to qualify for programs like SNAP and Oregon Health Plan. In the last decade, employment opportunities have decreased while the need for resources for families living in poverty has been on the rise.

It may be difficult for those who have enough to truly understand the situations that families living in poverty experience every day — the decisions that have to be made, and the fears and frustrations they feel. That’s why we are personally inviting you to walk a mile in the shoes of those facing poverty by participating in the Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) facilitated by Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries and underwtitten by AllCare Health.

The Poverty Simulation provides participants the opportunity to assume either the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget or the role of a community resource staffer. The experience is divided into four 15-minute sessions, each of which represents one week in which you must provide for your family and maintain your home. As one participant commented, "This poverty simulation dramatically demonstrates how much time and energy many families have to give just to survive from day to day."

The simulation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, at the Rogue Disposal, 1 W Main, #401, Medford.

Please RSVP by November 17th. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

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