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Students and faculty experience what life is like when you’re poor

Aug. 25, 2017, 11:52 AM

How do you cash your paycheck if the banks are closed when you get off work? What is your alternative to leaving your underage children home alone if you don’t have childcare? And how can you get to work, meet with assistance providers or attend health care appointments when you don’t have transportation?

Health care providers, community leaders, and faculty and students from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and other area universities battled those challenges and more during a poverty simulation pilot project facilitated by two VUSN faculty members and staffed by volunteers from Nashville’s Edgehill community.

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