September 23 – 30, 2018
Weekdays 9am – 1pm, 4pm –  8pm
Weekends 10am – 6pm


The Richard J. Daley Center is located is within walking distance of the Metra Union station, Ogilvie Transportation Center and Van Buren Street Station. If driving, The Richard J. Daley Center is located between Randolph and Washington, Dearborn and Clark. For directions, please click below.  

50 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 
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Doctors Without Borders presents Forced From Home, a free interactive tour that takes you behind the headlines about the global refugee crisis. Guided by experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers, you’ll travel through a 10,000-square-foot space designed to convey the challenges facing a person forced to flee. You’ll also learn about the humanitarian aid we provide along the way.

Visitors experience virtual reality and 360˚ video, and interact with materials gathered from refugee camps, sea rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world.

Forced From Home tours are free, fully accessible, and take roughly one hour to complete. Families are welcome, however the content is best suited to children ages 12+.

General Public
Walk up any time and join a guided tour:

Weekdays 9am – 1pm, 4pm –  8pm  

Weekends 10am – 6pm

School groups welcome
Forced From Home is a great field trip opportunity for students in grades 7-12. Tours are one hour long and are held Monday – Friday between the hours of 9am – 1pm. Organizers must coordinate with our team and register in advance.

Bringing a group of 10 or more?
Please complete our group registration form at least 48 hours prior to your visit and we will be in touch to arrange a tour time.

American Sign Language tour
We will be offering an American Sign Language (ASL) tour for the deaf and hard of hearing on Saturday, September 29, at 11am. There is no need to sign up for this free tour, just show up!

Become a Forced From Home volunteer
Forced From Home is a big event that requires lots of volunteers to help run it smoothly. To learn about the responsibilities and requirements, and to sign up, visit the volunteer page.

Have a question?
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, email or call 646-398-1909 (M-F 9am-5pm EST).


Seeking Safety is Not a Crime – Nichols Concert Hall Chicago, IL – Sept. 25, 2018 - 7:30pm

Join us for a moderated panel discussion on the impact of increasingly restrictive migration control measures in the US and abroad, including the detention and deportation of people seeking safety, as well as the medical and mental health consequences of forced displacement for the record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide.

Register here.

Forced From Home "Footsteps of a Fieldworker" Tour – Chicago, IL – Sept. 30, 2018 - 4:00pm

The “Footsteps of a Fieldworker” tour is designed for medical and non-medical professionals interested in working with MSF in the field. Come learn how MSF field staff provide aid to refugees around the world. Find out who we need, register for this tour and bring your recruitment questions.

Read more here.

Recruitment Info Session - Chicago, IL - Oct. 2, 2018

Every day, Doctors Without Borders aid workers from around the world provide assistance to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe—treating those most in need regardless of political, religious, or economic interest. Whether an emergency involves armed conflicts or epidemics, malnutrition or natural disasters, MSF is committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis. On Tuesday, October 2nd, medical and non-medical professionals are invited to join us for an  evening presentation to learn more about how you can join MSF’s pool of dedicated aid workers.

An aid worker and Field Human Resources Officer will discuss requirements and the application process, and you’ll meet experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers from the area and hear their firsthand stories of “life in the field.”

The presentation will last 90 minutes, including Q&A. 

Register Here.