Centerstone’s Connections program will host a poverty simulation and all community providers are invited to participate in the learning experience. Poverty is often portrayed as a stand alone issue, but this simulation allows individuals to walk in the shoes of someone who is facing poverty and realize how complex and interconnected issues of poverty really are. The simulation involves participants taking on roles of families facing a variety of challenging, but typical, circumstances, as well as roles of community resource providers. This event helps break down stereotypes by allowing participants to momentarily experience the challenges that poverty creates. Registration is required. Continental breakfast and lunch provided to all participants. There is no cost to attend. To register as a participant in the simulation or resource event, visit https://bit.ly/100521PS. For more information, contact Angela Quigley-Ragland at email@example.com.
Centerstone’s Connections program helps individuals experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders (SUD) or co-occurring disorders (COD) in Franklin, Jackson, Union and Williamson counties. For more information, visit centerstone.org.
Funding provided in whole or in part by the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.