Have you played the game of being homeless yet? ABCNews did this story: The Conversation: Homeless Simulation Game Forces Players to Confront Tough Choices – ABC News


Here’s a story from a little over a year ago about a game that was put together to simulate homelessness (the real organization who put it together is presented too) – people are asked to think about the issues that occur before someone becomes homeless as well as the challenges dealt with while homeless raising oneself up out of the condition!

We encourage YOU to play the game but watch this ABC News story first!

Watch it here:

The game is used as a part of   Step Up Savannah Fan Pages Poverty Simulation game too – we strongly suggest engaging with them to learn more about this area & share your learning with others in a real exercise in poverty! They are bringing the poverty simulation offering to the community in various forums over the year!

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The Conversation: Homeless Simulation Game Forces Players to Confront Tough Choices – ABC News.

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8 Responses to Have you played the game of being homeless yet? ABCNews did this story: The Conversation: Homeless Simulation Game Forces Players to Confront Tough Choices – ABC News

  1. For those of you following this thread, please check out this page & also do your own Google search on “homeless simulation games”: http://serc.carleton.edu/sp/library/simulations/examples/36427.html

    Comment away on your experience playing this game too! Some comments are on the way from a formerly homeless person too!

    Look at the “Urban Hope Ministries” page (Durham NC) too, the group who had the game built along with some other supporting groups!

    http://www.umdurham.org/spent.html

    And the Millionth player recognition: http://mckinney.com/news/spent-millionth-play

  2. Glen Eich says:

    I ran out of money by the 7th of the month but the game ended there. I was expecting to go on. “You’re evicted”, “The shelter is already filled for the night”, “You’re living in the woods now”, “Somebody stole your food stamp card”, “It’s freezing so should I do something that will get me thrown in jail”……stuff like that. The hard choices.

  3. Reblogged this on Housing First for Savannah's Chronic Homeless and commented:

    Housing First gets many of these issues addressed!
    Play the game & see if you’d rather get housing first rolling in Savannah!

  4. Glen Eich says:

    It would be interesting to put a child in the users arms and continue the game well past when they run out of money; when the choices really get tough.

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