The Way Home

The Way Home is a free, interactive exhibition presented by RxHome to raise public awareness about the daily challenges facing the approximately 78,000 New Yorkers experiencing homelessness.

The Way Home will be presented at two locations in New York City, over the next two weeks:

Friday, October 29th in Brooklyn, NY

Columbus Park in front of Brooklyn Borough Hall

11am - 6pm

Wednesday, November 3rd to Sunday, November 7th in Manhattan

Astor Place Plaza

10am - 6pm

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What is The Way Home?

The Way Home is a 15 - 30 minute self guided tour through an interactive maze designed by RxHome.

New Yorkers will have the opportunity to walk through the maze and learn about the challenges many people experiencing homelessness face in New York City. The interactive maze will educate New Yorkers about the proven solutions the next mayoral administration can take to end and prevent homelessness in New York City.

Can I visit The Way Home?

Yes! The Way Home is a free, self-guided maze that is open to the public.


Where will The Way Home be located and what time can I visit?

The Way Home will be presented at two locations in New York City, over the next two weeks:

Friday, October 29th in Brooklyn, NY

Columbus Park in front of Brooklyn Borough Hall

11am - 6pm

Wednesday, November 3rd to Sunday, November 7th in Manhattan

Astor Place Plaza

10am - 6pm

Do I need a ticket to attend?

You do not need a ticket to attend. If you would like to schedule your visit and receive reminders, you can RSVP for October 29 here and for November 3 - 7 here.

What health and safety considerations should I know about for my visit to The Way Home?

The Way Home is an outdoor installation, which is constructed with materials that ensure adequate movement of light and air throughout the maze. The installation is completely hands-free (no touch) to help ensure the safety of all visitors.

Masks are recommended but not required, and entry will be monitored for capacity in compliance with CDC guidelines.

Can I schedule a visit to The Way Home for a group of people?

Yes, The Way Home is perfect for school groups, church groups and friends to visit. Please email: [email protected] to schedule your visit.

Why did we create The Way Home?

For New Yorkers experiencing homelessness, the city’s homeless service system is at best, a maze. At worst, barriers like unnecessarily burdensome systems that determine who is deserving of rental assistance and outdated policies that prioritize emergency shelter ahead of permanent housing, keep thousands of New Yorkers, the majority of whom are Black and Latino families, in an unending cycle of homelessness and housing instability.

As part of our mission to build the public demand and political will to end homelessness in New York City, RxHome designed an outdoor installation that will allow New Yorkers to gain a better understanding of who is experiencing homelessness and how the city can solve it. The exhibition provides a unique educational experience for adults and children ages 8 and older. Visitors gain a deeper understanding of the homelessness crisis in New York City, the barriers and obstacles that families experiencing homelessness face, and the proven solutions that the next mayor can implement to end and prevent homelessness.


Partners

RxHome would like to thank our partners for their shared commitment to ending and preventing homelessness in New York City.


About RxHome

We can end homelessness in New York City. RxHome was born out of the experiences of former public servants that understand the importance of home and that housing stability and the health of our communities are inextricably linked. RxHome is building the political will and public demand to end and prevent homelessness in New York City. By seizing the unique moment created by the unprecedented number of open seat municipal elections this year, RxHome is educating candidates and voters about proven policy, mayoral executive and budgetary power and the systemic inequity exacerbated by COVID-19. In doing so, RxHome will build accountability and provide the next mayor with the tools to immediately redesign the city’s homeless service system by putting permanent housing ahead of temporary shelter so that all New Yorkers can have a place to call home. Read more about us here.

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