Letter From Our Board Chair & CEO
Dear Friends, Supporters, and Advocates:
Since URI was founded in 1980, hundreds of thousands of adults and children have found safety, transformed their lives and developed resilience in our shelters across New York City, including those impacted by domestic violence, homelessness and developmental disabilities. We are committed to serving these vulnerable populations and to bringing them help and hope.
We can look at 2019 as a particularly momentous year, driving impact in our hometown, across the country and globally. These milestones and achievements include the growth of our innovative People and Animals Living Safely (PALS) program, the opening of new sites, and the launch of new programs.
On a slightly more personal note, we are proud that Nat was invited to join the New York City Domestic Violence Task Force and was named to the New York City and State "Nonprofit Power 100" list, reflecting the value and impact of URI among our peer organizations and partners.
As we approach four decades of service, we are proud to be the largest provider of domestic violence shelter services in the U.S., and we continue to work towards a vision of a world free of domestic violence, homelessness, poverty, and trauma, where individuals and communities are safe, stable, and thriving.
Through whatever challenges may confront our city, country and the world, URI will remain steadfast in delivering our mission, built upon the strength of our staff, the resilience of our clients, and the commitment of our donors, supporters and advocates.
Whittaker Mack III, MBA, CFP®
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Nathaniel M. Fields
President & Chief Executive Officer