Organizers of the Poverty Simulation in Vermillion, Joanne Stewart, Carole Coleman, Natasja Hallett, and Charlotte Thompson walked in the shoes of families and individuals living in poverty.
The Kalyna Country PCN staff, AHS teams, and Vermillion community members including business organizations and services groups were surprised by the numerous challenges and frustrations they encountered everyday and how it shifted their thinking from thriving to just surviving. Graphic Designer, Aaron Russell captured the event moments and some of those frustrations. The community aims to continue to explore the pain points and paths to financial wellness, knowing that health improves when financial strain is reduced.
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This video gives you an idea of what the event was like and how they experienced living with financial challenges.