Put on by Central Iowa Works, the Poverty Simulation is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. It is a simulation – not a game. The object is to sensitize participants to re-think poverty. Participants assume roles of different family members facing poverty. Some are newly unemployed, some are elderly, and some are recently deserted by the “breadwinner.” The task of all the “families” is to provide shelter and the basic necessities during the course of 15-minute weeks. For more information and to register, please email Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Education Coordinator, Kayleigh Duff at email@example.com.