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Help People and Pets in Crises Find Safety and Healing Together

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People and Animals Living Safely (PALS) is the first and only program in New York City that offers pet-friendly apartments and services for domestic violence survivors and homeless families, allowing them to live and heal together in transitional housing.


Of survivors would not consider shelter for themselves if they could not take their pets


91% Of survivors indicated that their pets’ emotional support and physical protection are significant in their ability to survive and heal
<10% Of domestic violence shelters provide some accommodations for survivors’ pets


The PALS Story: An Extraordinary Journey in Offering Co-Living

A Heartwarming Testimony on Finding Safety, Healing & Peace

A Truly Unique Program for People and Animals

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Your support helps Urban Resource Institute (URI) provide life-changing services and programs for people and pets impacted by domestic violence and homelessness.