Do you know someone who has a tough time paying their bills? Have you ever felt stressed by your financial situation? On Friday afternoon, we held a Poverty Simulation at the United Methodist Church in Batavia to talk about life in a low-income household.
In just over an hour, participants were challenged to make real life decisions that would take place in a month’s time. We asked everyone to play a role so that we could all better understand how employers, schools and local businesses and services interacted with community members in our area on a weekly basis.
Also, special thanks to the staff from the New York State Community Action Association (NYSCAA), who facilitated the event.