What's it like to live in poverty for a month?

What's it like to live in poverty for a month? Simulation aimed at helping Billings community members understand
Pretend money, families and events all played a role in a United Way of Yellowstone County simulation designed to offer insights into the lives of Americans struggling to get by.
A few dozen people participated in the simulation Wednesday, which organizers hoped would encourage action.
"We know we always have more to do," said impact analyst Dean Wells. "We challenge everybody to think about what other actions they can take."
The goal wasn’t to make light of poverty, but to offer a different way of understanding the challenges some people face in their daily lives, Wells said.


Poverty Simulation

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