Dare to Care Poverty Simulation - Free to attend!

Dare to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes during House of Hope’s Dare to Care Poverty Simulation on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm at the IRSC Chastain Campus in the Clare & Gladys Wolf Technology Center located at 2400 SE Salerno Road in Stuart. Free to attend! 

Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families in Martin County, but the daily struggles can be an abstract idea for those who have never experienced it firsthand. The Dare to Care Poverty Simulation will challenge perceptions and perspectives, inspiring new understanding and empathy for what 44% of our neighbors face every day.

The simulation is an interactive immersion experience where participants will be assigned an identity and typical circumstances of someone who is facing poverty in order to experience how dynamic and interwoven the common challenges are for local residents. The task is to obtain food, shelter, and other basic necessities by accessing various community resources during the course of four 15-minute "weeks." They will interact with volunteers posing as service providers such as agency workers, law enforcement, teachers, government entities, employers and more.

The event is limited to 80 participants and space is filling up fast. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and light refreshments will be served throughout the day. Please note this event is suitable for adults 18 and older.

To register for the Dare to Care Poverty Simulation, please click here. Registration is due by Friday, March 1. Free to attend!

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Mustelier, Director of Enrichment & Engagement at Lauren@hohmartin.org or  (772)286-4673 x 1004.

In partnership with The Community Foundation Martin - St. Lucie.