Angela Thompson is the Vice President of Programs for Homeless Families at Urban Resource Institute. In this role, Thompson is responsible for the strategic direction, design, implementation, and operation of URI’s programs for homeless families, including transitional housing and comprehensive services. She is a leader with a personal mission and passion for strengthening individuals and families by empowering them to self-sufficiency. Thompson has over twenty-five years of experience in leadership in non-profit and government organizations in homeless services, mental health, developmental disability, and geriatrics.
Thompson leads from a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach in practice and policy implementation, providing a space of opportunity for families and staff to flourish through a deep commitment to serving with integrity. Her experience working within the public and private social services sector has established partnerships and created an ability to shape and drive systems to achieve quality service delivery. Thompson is highly motivated and a driven team player with strong leadership skills and managerial skills that motivates by maximizing individual strengths and developing leaders. Thompson understands the vision of achieving sustainable independence through service engagement and leads with purpose in fulfilling the mission of URI through commitment and dedication. She holds a Master’s in Social Work from Lehman College.