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Could you survive a month living in poverty?

For many, it is hard to imagine life without the necessary resources needed to survive. Its even harder to understand the stress associated with the challenges related to poverty.

Walk in the shoes of those familiar with these experiences and spend a simulated month in poverty. This interactive poverty simulation exercise conducted by COTS allows participants to experience the issues faced by families and individuals living in poverty. This experience will create a sense of empathy and will encourage participants to embrace a greater social responsibility. 

This is a free event but registration is required.

Tuesday, April 30th, 6 pm - 9 pm (dinner served from 5:45-6:30)

Fort Street Presbyterian Church - Open Door Ministry
631 W. Fort Street Detroit, MI 48226
  
For more than 50 years, Fort Street Presbyterian Church's Open Door Program has been a beacon of hope for those most in need in our downtown Detroit neighborhood. We feed nearly 1,000 people each month, provide hot showers, fresh clothing, social service referrals, medical and dental screenings, flu shots, eye glasses, and health care information. But most of all, we provide hope.

COTS is one of the largest providers of hous­ing to home­less fam­i­lies in the City of Detroit — shel­ter­ing more than 100 home­less chil­dren night­ly. COTS pro­vides emer­gen­cy shel­ter for fam­i­lies, sup­port­ive ser­vices, mobil­i­ty coach­ing through our Pass­port to Self-Suf­fi­cien­cy™, child care, long-term hous­ing and safe tran­si­tion­al hous­ing for fam­i­lies.
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Fort Street Presbyterian Church Great Hall
631 W Fort Street,
Detroit, MI 48226