United Way hosting poverty simulation next week

The United Way of Bartholomew County will be helping residents learn about the stress of poverty through a simulation exercise next week.

According to organizers, over the course of three hours participants will be placed into the shoes of a family in poverty and asked to make the decisions the family must face each month. The simulation will show the tough choices those families have to face just to keep their households running and the struggle to meet even basic needs.

The United Way says that more than one in three people in Bartholomew County work but can’t meet their needs without assistance. And one in five children live in poverty here, according to Census data.

The simulation will be from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 27th at the at the Toyota T REX Center.

You can register here:  https://www.uwbarthco.org/get-involved/events.html/event/2024/02/27/poverty-simulation/472267