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Urban Resource Institute Appoints Les Stockel

as Vice President of Facilities Operations 


New York, NY (March 20, 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 delighted to announce the appointment of Les Stockel as the Vice President of Facilities Operations.  

Les brings a wealth of experience and expertise to URI, with over 25 years in commercial real estate, corporate facilities, and operations. His role will encompass strategic initiatives, property and facilities management, and capital planning, contributing significantly to URI’s mission of providing essential services to those in need.  

As Vice President of Facilities Operations, Les Stockel will be responsible for overseeing the strategic planning and day-to-day management of URI’s facilities, ensuring operational efficiency and excellence across all locations. 

“The wealth of facilities systems experience that Les Stockel brings to the URI Operations team is an invaluable addition. With his extensive background in commercial real estate, property management, and strategic planning, Les is poised to make a significant impact on our organization’s operations. We are excited to welcome him aboard and look forward to leveraging his leadership to strengthen partnerships, streamline processes, and enhance operational efficiency across all our facilities,” commented Beverly Riddick, Chief Operations Officer at Urban Resource Institute. 

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Dondi Quintans, Senior Director of Marketing & Communications 


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.