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St. Luke Church

4205 Washtenaw Ave.

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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A Poverty Simulation is a three-hour experiential learning workshop in which participants are sensitized to the realities of living in poverty. It is a copyrighted learning tool created and presented by ROWEL (Reform Organization of Welfare) in the late 1970’s.

This is a simulation, not a game. In the simulation, participants are given scripted role assignments and structured situations. Some are newly unemployed, some have suffered a recent death in the family, and others are working low-paying jobs, sometimes only part-time. Still others are disabled or are senior citizens receiving social security. The availability of cash assistance is extremely limited in today’s world. “Families” meet the obstacles and bureaucracy of day-to-day life. Some families have preschoolers, others have elementary-aged children and some have teenagers. The task of the “families” is to provide for basic necessities and shelter during the course of four 15-minute “weeks.”

Learn how hard it is to…
*Feed your family
*Pay your bills
*Find employment
*Find childcare
*Complete administrative requirements
*Keep your kids out of trouble
*Make quality family time
…while living in poverty.


Learn what it’s like to deal with…
*The landlord
*The local food bank
*The Quick Cash Store
*The Utilities Payment Office
*A pawnbroker
…while living in poverty.

Workshop hosted by Friends in Deed, Facilitated by ICPJ.
For more information contact info@icpj.org or call 734.663.1870.

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