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Raising Awareness on Poverty and Homelessness – Play SPENT

What Choices Would You Make?

Urban Ministries of Durham (NC) partnered with McKinney to create Spent as a social networking platform to raise awareness of issues involved with poverty and homelessness. SPENT challenges the way you think about poverty and homelessness.

Work hard. Do the right thing. Homelessness is something that will never happen to me. Sometimes, all it takes is one life-changing experience to land you on the streets: a job loss, death of a loved one, divorce, natural disaster, or serious illness. Next thing you know, a chain of events sends your life spiraling out of control…

How would you cope? Where would you go? What would you do? Figure something out, right?

Watch the Timeline with Every Tough Choice You Make

See how many days you would make it - watch the timeline on the right-hand side of the screen as you play SPENT.

Play Spent

CLICK HERE to Play Spent

CLICK HERE to Play Spent - see option at bottom right-hand corner to open full screen

Additional Information

Learn more about SPENT from Urban Ministries of Durham.

abc World News Story

The Conversation: Homeless Simulation Game


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