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About This Event

According to Child Trends, many children living in poverty have gaps in learning, knowledge and socio-emotional development that begin as early as infancy and get progressively wider over time. The Annie E. Casey KIDS COUNT® Data Center reports the child poverty rate in Howard County at 21.3 percent.  

In Central Indiana, one in three families is financially unstable, meaning the family spends more than 30 percent of their household income on housing. This leaves very little for all the other expenses that a family incurs, not to mention any unforeseen financial expenses.  

Join us for this interactive presentation “In One Moment” to experience what it might be like to be a part of a family living in poverty. The simulation will help participants better understand the problems, issues and challenges that real families in Indiana face daily.  

During this event, attendees will discuss ways to address the needs of low-income families and how to become involved in the fight to help reduce poverty. Also learn about local programs and services available in the community as well as area resources and initiatives.

Speakers

  • Austin Hooker

    Engagement Coordinator, United Way of Howard County

    Austin fosters relationships with volunteers and donors in Howard and Tipton counties to strengthen communities.

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