Poverty runs rampant throughout the country, if you have not lived through it you cannot really understand it. The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) bridges that gap from misconception to understanding. The simulation is an interactive immersion experience that sensitizes community participants to the realities of poverty. The simulation is not a game, it is not a lecture and it is not something you can just watch. It is an experience that may leave you uncomfortable, but it is eye opening and worth the discomfort.