The Community Action Poverty Simulation is a unique tool that CAP Utah uses to educate everyone, from policy makers to local community leaders, about the day to day realities of life with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress. The Poverty Simulation was created and made available by the Missouri Association for Community Action. During a simulation, participants role-play the lives of low-income families trying to secure food, shelter, and other basic necessities. The Poverty Simulation enables participants to view poverty from different angles in an experiential setting, ultimately increasing their understanding of and empathy for the thousands of Utahns who struggle to make ends meet. CAP Utah offers the Poverty Simulation to local CAAs, other nonprofits, government agencies, and businesses.
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