COPE: The Cost of Poverty ExperienceGO Project
1 in 5 children in America live at or below the poverty line.
These numbers should disturb us, yet statistics can have a numbing affect. The Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) offers an opportunity to gain a glimpse into the lives of families in our communities who face poverty every day.
More about COPE
COPE provides an opportunity to learn and engage with other people committed to serving children and families in your community. The experience was developed by one of our partner organizations, Think Tank, who co-designed the experience with individuals and families living in low-income communities who bravely shared their stories. Their experiences give participants a glimpse into what it is like to live below the poverty line and shatter stereotypes often perpetuated by mass media. The simulation also captures the role that the broader community often plays in their interactions with low-income families. This 3-hour experiential event accommodates up to 120 participants and 20+ volunteers.
For many communities, COPE serves as a powerful springboard to launch CarePortal and mobilize local churches and individuals to more effectively serve. CarePortal’s team can help facilitate COPE for your community or work with you to identify and train a facilitator to offer this transformative experience.
Upcoming COPE events:
February 2 — Hurst, Texas
February 23 — Dayton, Ohio
March 1 — Ft. Smith, Arkansas
March 23 — Gardner, KS
March 26 —Wilkes-Barr, Pennsylvania
June 1: Tucson, Arizona
Want to bring this experience to your community?
Contact your CarePortal Regional Manager or email firstname.lastname@example.org.