Southern Oregon Goodwill facilitated a Community Action Poverty Simulation in Roseburg Oct. 27. The simulation, developed by a community action agency in Missouri, enables participants to view poverty from different angles and then discuss the potential for change within their communities. It’s designed to sensitize those who serve low-income families and to create a broader awareness of poverty issues among policymakers and community leaders. About 80 people attended, and television and newspaper reporters shared the story with a larger audience.
KEZI ABC 9 reporter Tyler Jones filed this report.
Ashley Honea from KPIC Channel 4, Roseburg’s CBS affiliate, also covered the event focusing on how the system works for people struggling to get by.
From The News-Review, Dan Bain wrote about the simulation and what participants learned.
Thanks to all who attended to learn more about poverty in our region.