The COPE Experience at WholeLife Church

The WholeLife Justice Ministry invites you to join us for our 2023 mission to end the cycles of inequities in our community and provide our community opportunities for a life of wholeness.
To this end, we invite you to join us on February 11, 2022 for The COPE Experience at WholeLife Church.

1:00-2:30pm Potluck Lunch
2:30-4:00pm COPE Experience

Space is available for 135 attendees only. Register by February 9, 2022 for an unforgettable transformative experience.
The COPE experience gives participants a glimpse into what it is like to live below the poverty line and shatter stereotypes often perpetuated by mass media. The simulation also captures the role that the broader community often plays in their interactions with low-income families.

COPE gives participants and volunteers an opportunity to experience poverty firsthand through the eyes of real families. The experiential nature of this training helps organizations and communities more deeply understand the complexities of poverty, paving the way for addressing the issues of poverty more comprehensively.

COPE is a tool that will help your team:

Deepen their understanding of the realities of poverty in America.
Improve practices and approaches to better engage low income individuals and their families.
Build partnerships with the broader community to improve outcomes for low-income families.

The Relationship Between COPE and other ministries:
Foster Care is reflective of much more than the issue of child safety; we recognize the heightened existence of poverty and other social constraints such as race, family stress, and systematic oppression.

Family Promise is reflective of the links between home, families, livelihood, and the chance to build a better future in ending the cycle of homelessness in 2.5 millions children’s lives.

Connected 2023 highlights the need for collaboration amongst community agencies to address the whole person’s need and impact of poverty.

The awareness of how poverty impacts those at the brink of foster care and one paychecks away from homelessness are essential to the interactions and relationships we aim to strengthen. The Cost of Poverty Experience reveals poverty through a human lens and encourages participants to consider their own triggers, biases, and how their own life experiences color how they see the children and families being served.