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Mayor Adams, Norman Siegel Announce Second Street Homeless Advocacy Project Open House

March 24, 2023

Open House Will Focus on Getting College Students Involved in Helping Those Experiencing Homelessness

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams, veteran civil rights advocate and former executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union Norman Siegel, NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, and members of the New York Street Homeless Advocacy Project (SHAP) today announced a second public open house to encourage New Yorkers to volunteer with SHAP’s outreach initiative and share updates on the program.

Launched last July, SHAP is a volunteer outreach initiative to provide direct support to those experiencing homelessness. SHAP’s primary purpose and intention is to train volunteers, including those with lived experience, to advocate for and offer services to unhoused New Yorkers. This second open house will focus on getting college students more involved in outreach efforts. 

The open house will take place on Sunday, March 26, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at NYU’s Silver Center, located at 32 Waverly Place, Room 206, New York, New York 10003. Those interested in attending the open house should RSVP by emailing

Volunteers working on the ground and communicating directly with people experiencing street homelessness in a manner that respects their dignity and worth is a key element in having people experiencing homelessness voluntarily leave the streets. SHAP aims to create experienced neighborhood teams to conduct outreach with individuals experiencing street homelessness. SHAP encourages every New Yorker to foster a committed and deeper understanding of the city’s current homelessness crisis and to embolden each New Yorker to become part of the solution.

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