Urban Resource Institute wins $50,000 from the ASPCA

Urban Resource Institute’s People and Animals Living Safely, the only program in New York State allowing domestic violence victims to co-shelter with their pets, partially funded by ASPCA

New York, NY – August 3, 2016 – Urban Resource Institute today announced the generous continuing support of its People and Animals Living Safely (URIPALS) program by the ASPCA.

As many as 48% of domestic violence victims stay in abusive situations because they don’t want to leave their pet behind. Created in 2013, Urban Resource Institute’s People and Animals Living Safely program—abbreviated as URIPALS—is the first program in the state of New York and one of the few in the country that allows domestic violence survivors to live in a shelter apartment with their pets. READ MORE >

Urban Resource Institute Opens Two New Domestic Violence Shelters – Hope House and Restoration Residence

The shelters will provide 150 new beds for victims of domestic violence, including members of the LGBT community, the elderly, and those struggling with mental illness

New York, NY – July 28, 2016Urban Resource Institute (URI), a leading provider of domestic violence programs and services in New York City, has opened two new emergency domestic violence shelters. The Hope House and Restoration Residence shelters were launched by URI as part of an effort from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration to significantly increase the number of emergency housing options for victims of domestic violence. READ MORE >

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