Living on the Edge: Poverty Immersion Experience

Living on the Edge Poverty Immersion Experience


Poverty simulation group

Often the focus is on the end result of homelessness, but not the process that led individuals and families to those circumstances. This simulation invites you to explore the world of families are on the edge between stable housing and homelessness.

Objective: Pay all of your bills and still have enough money to pay rent on the last day of the month.

Participants will assume the role of a family and visit “stations” (utilities, grocery, transportation, etc.) to provide for their family’s needs while also navigating unexpected life circumstances.

All ages and both individuals and groups are welcome.

Monday, April 16, 5:30 to 8:00 PM
Cedar Rapids Public Library
Beems Room B (second floor)
Free admission. Event limited to first 75 people.