What is your view of those who are impoverished or displaced? Most often we construct a view of those living in poverty from a distance. We naturally group ourselves with those of similar backgrounds and life circumstances, so our perception of people living in or near poverty may not be entirely accurate. We invite you to become an advocate, and seek to truly understand the realities of poverty and the inherent value and worth of the impoverished.
We equip advocates in many ways; one avenue of learning that we offer is a Poverty Simulation. This interactive activity teaches participants through direct experience what it is like to live near the poverty level. It will leave your eyes open and change you as you step into the shoes of someone who struggles to make it through each day.
On the same page as the Poverty Simulation information is an outline of our Living on the Edge program, which can be presented to smaller groups. Both offer insight into the challenges of living in poverty.
The Bridges Out of Poverty training reviews social and economic cultural norms to promote awareness of them so we can support success for all members of our community.
It is our hope that through these experiences, you will begin to serve in different socio-economic and cultural situations as well as in your immediate environment with a renewed and sustained commitment.
Identifying and championing local, statewide and national initiatives that support the people we serve is an integral part of our advocacy efforts. We are currently focused on income standards and wages, and energy and housing affordability.
Our Resources page lists links to statistical data and other resources so you can be a fully informed advocate.
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Crisis Control Ministry
200 E. Tenth Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336-724-7875 ext. 1044