The non-profit organization raises awareness of poverty


BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) – The Lewis County Family Resource Network held a poverty simulation event at the Best Western Plus in Bridgeport on Wednesday, September 14.

The goal is to develop solutions within the community to improve the system of social services for children and families.

They plan to help raise awareness by hosting more events like this in the future so people can attend and participate.

Deanna Palmer, executive director of the Lewis County Family Resource Network, stresses the importance of why community members should get involved.

“We have been virtual for two and a half years and so the ability to come together in person to talk to each other and talk about the needs of our community is really important, but it is also important that community members can enter their community to see the service providers and talk face to face. »

Palmer said the organization has fifty-one programs and projects ranging from local to regional and statewide.

Brianna McCartney, a participant in the poverty simulation event, told us why it is important for her to attend this event.

“It’s actually my first time as a mum, I’m due in December. So it gives me a chance to prepare for costs and expenses and puts me in someone else’s perspective. So , it just helps me for adult life.

Palmer told us what people can expect at the event.

“This is the first of our many events, hopefully, and an opportunity for us to come together face-to-face with community service providers to network, share resources and invite members of the community to discuss home visits and what service delivery looks like.”

If you missed today, there’s still time to get involved. The event will be held again at the Best Western tomorrow starting at 9 a.m. for networking and 12 p.m. for the poverty simulator.


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