Could You Survive a Month in Poverty?

Article By:  Ashley Caldwell

Newsletter   |   Sep 09, 2019

On August 2nd our Regional Network hosted a Poverty Simulation at the New Haven Elementary School in Nelson County. The Poverty Simulation asks each participant, “Could you survive a month in poverty?” The simulation is designed to have participants walk in the shoes of a family trying to survive from month to month. It is an eye opening experience to see what families in our communities experience daily.

Our first Regional Network meeting of the 2019-2020 grant year will be held September 18th, 2019. Our meetings are held at the Nolin RECC Community Room on Ring Road in Elizabethtown. The Network Meetings begin at 10:30 and lunch is provided. The Regional Network is comprised of concerned individuals, from the Lincoln Trail Area, who are committed to raising the awareness and prevention of child abuse and neglect. We invite all concerned community members to join us in our mission.

We deliver quality In-Home services to our families and provide professional coaching and support. Right now we are aiding families in increasing positive parenting and discipline skills, obtaining housing, improving household cleanliness, increasing budgeting skills and financial management, building positive relationships with schools and most importantly we are providing a positive support for families. We are currently serving 11 families. With the beginning of a new school year, we have already completed numerous Family Team Meetings with families and school officials to address any issues and make a plan for the academic success of each child.