Miami County Poverty Simulation

Moving from Sympathy to Empathy


Brought to you by Indiana Unity Ways; sponsored by United Way of Miami County and Miami County Systems of Care.

Seeking dedicated individuals to help create life-altering experiences through a poverty simulation. 

Volunteer skills can include: Experience (personal or professional) with: poverty, trauma, financial instability, mental health/substance abuse issues, food insecurity, employment barriers, previous simulation experience. 
Volunteers will be given an opportunity to experience what it is like to work for a social service agency and experience barriers associated with a life of poverty.

Please be advised that this simulation is intentionally designed to create feelings of discomfort and elicit strong emotions. 

Volunteers must agree to assist throughout the full 5 hours, it is crucial to the success of the simulation to have the proper number of  volunteers fully committed. 

  • Date:  Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • Time:  11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (light refreshments and boxed lunch will be provided)
  • Cost: Free
  • Must attend the full day
  • Parking is available on-site 



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