COPE Entry Stimulation

Gain greater understanding, empathy, and insight for how reentry after incarceration impacts individuals and communities by walking in their shoes. As part of our church’s commitment to be in ministry with people impacted by incarceration, Marysville FUMC will be hosting a Reentry COPE Simulation on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 from 6:30-9:00 pm.
FUMC and community members who want to understand better the challenges and issue facing our friends, families, and neighbors reentering society after being incarcerated are invited to participate. The Reentry edition of the Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) offers a glimpse into the life of individuals and families dealing with all stages of the criminal justice system who live in our community. Participants experience a small part of the obstacles met, the decisions made, and the consequences faced by people in all different circumstances and roles living around us every day. In addition, we will explore how we can work towards a better way for all community stakeholders. Space is limited to 50 participants.
Register online for the Reentry COPE Simulation:
In addition, we need 15-18 Marysville FUMC volunteers to serve in reentry resource roles -- such as school, housing, transportation – during the simulation. Volunteers receive a short training 45 minutes before the simulation begins. A Volunteer Dinner will be provided, as well. Please contact Jill Rodman at if you are interested in volunteering for this interactive simulation or have questions about participating.