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Nate Tolbert Assumes Key Role as Clinical Director at URI

New York, NY (April 15, 2024) – Urban Resource Institute (URI), the nation’s largest and foremost provider of shelter and comprehensive services for survivors of domestic violence, and homelessness, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Nathaniel “Nate” Tolbert, LCSW (he/him/his), as the new Clinical Director of Transformative Justice Collective.

Nate brings a wealth of experience and expertise to URI, and his role will encompass providing strategic leadership to the organization’s clinical staff across its four program departments: Domestic Violence Residential Programs, Homeless Families Residential Programs, Justice Initiatives, and Quality Improvement and Education Training (QIET). 

As Clinical Director, Nate will be responsible for overseeing clinical training, supervision, and policy direction, ensuring adherence to best-practice service delivery standards, and maintaining compliance with licensing regulations and ethical standards. Nate will serve as a thought leader, providing consultation and guidance to all programs where clinical services are provided. 

Nate Tolbert holds a Master of Social Work in Clinical Practice with Individuals and Families from CUNY-Hunter College and a Master of Arts in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a strong commitment to community-based interventions, particularly in the areas of intimate partner violence and community healing. 

Nate has been a valued member of the URI team since 2019, where he served in various capacities, including as the Clinical Director of the Abusive Partner Intervention Program (APIP) in Manhattan, Director of the Respect and Responsibility Program, and Program Coordinator for the Trauma Abusive Partner Intervention Program. Nate’s unwavering commitment to advancing trauma-informed care, restorative justice, and equitable practices closely aligns with URI’s mission of empowering survivors and nurturing the healing process.

“Nate brings his extensive clinical expertise and deep commitment to transformative justice which make him the perfect person to lead this new initiative at URI. His work with the Transformative Justice Collective will profoundly impact the families and survivors that URI serves and will also have a tremendous ripple effect to URI’s staff and the broader community,” said Teal Inzunza, Associate Vice President of Justice Initiatives.   

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About Urban Resource Institute:
Urban Resource Institute (URI) is a pioneering organization that transforms the lives of domestic violence survivors and homeless families by empowering individuals, families, and communities to break free from cycles of domestic violence, homelessness, poverty, and trauma. As the largest provider of domestic violence shelter services in the U.S. and a leading advocate for homeless services, URI impacts over 40,000 individuals annually through prevention, intervention, education, and direct services in both residential and non-residential settings in New York. URI is recognized as a thought-leader with influence across the U.S. and beyond. For more information, visit www.urinyc.org or follow on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 

For immediate assistance, please call NYC’s 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-621-HOPE or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE. 


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