Urban Resource Institute (URI) today announced the generous continuing support of its economic empowerment programs by the TD Charitable Foundation.
A vital component of URI’s economic empowerment programs, the Working Internship Network (WIN) empowers domestic violence survivors with opportunities to learn new skills and increase their confidence, financial literacy and job-readiness in supportive environments while they are still in shelter. Participants are placed into internships based on their skills and interests and receive ongoing support and guidance through their internship. They are also paid for their work.
“One out of every four women in the U.S. will experience domestic violence during their lifetime,” said Nathaniel Fields, president and CEO of Urban Resource Institute. “The TD Charitable Foundation is helping to ensure that fewer victims of domestic violence and their families leave shelters without concrete tools with which to rebuild sustainable lives free from the cycle of domestic violence.”
With a wide variety of internships spanning various fields such as administration and childcare, and provided with comprehensive assistance through career counseling, vocational assessments and resume-preparation assistance, to name a few areas, 123 people have graduated from WIN since 2013.
To learn more about the Urban Resource Institute’s economic empowerment programs such as WIN, please visit http://urinyc.org/domestic-violence/working-internship-network-win/.
About Urban Resource Institute:
Urban Resource Institute is a leading non-profit organization that provides comprehensive, holistic, and supportive human services programs that help individuals and families in the New York metropolitan area overcome obstacles and better their lives. With a rich 35-year legacy of social service research and expertise, deep community relationships, and a flexible, innovative approach to program development and service delivery, URI is uniquely equipped to provide solutions to the challenges affecting New York’s most vulnerable populations. URI’s hands-on programs for victims of domestic violence and the developmentally disabled are specifically tailored to meet the needs of the individual, while community outreach initiatives build wider visibility and support for the issues that have an impact on our clients’ quality of life and New York’s urban communities. For more information, please visit www.urinyc.org.
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