April 3, 2013

In addi­tion to edu­cat­ing about poverty, we also advo­cate by shar­ing the voices of real peo­ple expe­ri­enc­ing poverty. Com­mu­nity mem­bers across Ore­gon vol­un­teer to share their sto­ries and per­spec­tives about poverty, and we use their sto­ries to inform and edu­cate groups and orga­ni­za­tions how poverty is authen­ti­cally expe­ri­enced in our state.

Our vol­un­teers have a vari­ety of expe­ri­ences with poverty, under­lin­ing the impor­tance of the indi­vid­ual con­text of poverty. No two expe­ri­ences are the same. Learn more from our vol­un­teers on their per­sonal expe­ri­ences with poverty, and hear from our vol­un­teers on what they want you to know about their experience.

Inter­ested in becom­ing a vol­un­teer and shar­ing your story? Con­tact us at (971) 599‑3093, or email us at

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  • The training taught me to “manage what I have better and be more aware of the stress level it causes to not be able to meet ‘your’ needs.” (Poverty Awareness Training participant)