URI Remembers Co-Founder, Former Chair of the Board and Community Activist Horace L. Morancie

HoraceMorancieURI joins the New York City community in mourning the loss of URI co-founder and former Board Chair Horace L. Morancie. A true force for positive change in his community, Morancie dedicated his life to bettering the lives of his fellow New Yorkers.

“Horace Morancie’s passing has left all those who were fortunate enough to know him with heavy hearts,” said URI president and CEO Nathaniel Fields. “His commitment to serving others has left an indelible impact on our organization. Despite our collective sadness, Horace leaves behind a legacy of hope that serves as continued inspiration to us all.” Read More

Urban Resource Institute Awarded Avon Foundation For Women Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Grant For Avon Domestic Violence Survivor Empowerment Program

Avon Foundation Awards $1 Million to Fund 16 Coordinator Positions in Domestic Violence Organizations Across the United States


(New York, NY – February 10, 2015) – The Avon Foundation for Women has awarded a $62,500 one-year grant to Urban Resource Institute (URI) in support of its Avon Domestic Violence Survivor Empowerment Program, which provides annual funding for 16 full-time Economic Empowerment Coordinator positions in domestic violence agencies across the U.S. Since the Avon Domestic Violence Survivor Empowerment Program launched, the Avon Foundation has supported 111 coordinator positions throughout the U.S. by providing more than $6.5 million in grants. Read More

URI Chosen as Mary Kay Foundation Grant Recipient

mary-kayThe Mary Kay Foundation has awarded URI a $20,000 grant to support our domestic violence shelter programs. With this funding, we are able to provide computer training to interns in our Working Internship Network program, which gives shelter residents valuable job training and experience that empowers them to move forward and attain self-sufficiency. Read More

Gifts and Celebrations Make Holidays Bright for URI’s Shelter Families

Donated Gifts and Toys Collected and DistributedNew York-area organizations and URI supporters sponsored toy and gift drives and hosted parties that brought holiday cheer to families and individuals in URI’s domestic violence shelters. We deeply appreciate the participation and support of these generous sponsors and organizers: Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA), Greater New York Chapter of The Links, Inc., Harlem Community Advisory Board, Disney/ABC, Brooklyn NAACP, Avon, Morgan Stanley, CPW boutique owner Linda Wolff, Lions Club, Safe Haven Community Advisory Board, Brooklyn Reading Council, Berean Baptist Church, and Landon Dais and the Grant Access Company. Read More

URI’s #DVfree Video Campaign Momentum Continues

dvfree-campaignURI’s national video campaign to prevent domestic violence, launched last October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, features intimate accounts by domestic violence survivors who have come forward to tell their stories, vividly highlighting the impact of abuse and the path to healing and recovery. Thank you to all our friends and supporters who have participated in the campaign—to date, the videos have received more than 43,000 views! Please continue to help us make the world #DVfree by sharing these stories with your social networks. Watch and share the videos

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