Urban Resource Institute (URI) is the largest provider of emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, homeless families, and adults with developmental disabilitites in New York City and the United States. URI is one of less than 3% of shelters that allows victims and survivors to co-shelter with their pets. URI has over 650 residential units across 20 shelters in NYC, housing almost 2,200 women, men, children, and pets each night. 2020 marks our 40th Anniversary.
During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in NYC, many of those in our shelters have been impacted. Our shelters remain open and our front-line direct-service staff continue to provide round-the-clock care and services for our clients. We are seeking emergency funding to help purchase essentials for our clients at each of our shelters to last us through April.
Your donation will immediately help URI purchase food, personal protective gear (N95 masks), disinfectants & cleaning supplies, soap, hand sanitizers, latex gloves, diapers & baby supplies, over-the-counter medications, toiletries, pet food & supplies, laundry supplies, household supplies, bathroom tissue, and other necessary items. If we exceed our goal, we will continue to use the funds to restock the same supplies needed beyond April.
Please make a tax-deductible gift and share this fundraiser with your family, friends, and colleagues. To donate by check, please mail it to: Urban Resource Institute, 75 Broad Street, Suite 505, New York, NY 10004.
In-kind: We are seeking hot spot devices, tablets/iPads for our hundreds of youth living in our shelters that are enrolled in school, so they may virtually continue their education during the school closures.
For more information about URI's innovative and holistic programs and services, visit urinyc.org.
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See our official statement below.
Urban Resource Institute: Serving New York City's Most Vulnerable Throughout Crisis
Any crisis leaves vulnerable populations without opportunities and safety and care planning, yet Urban Resource Institute has only expanded its efforts to support New Yorkers seeking safety as they face the challenges of homelessness and domestic violence, most recently compounded by coronavirus (COVID-19), the disease caused by the coronavirus.
Urban Resource Institute provides shelter, counseling, economic empowerment, aid and other services to domestic abuse survivors and vulnerable populations. Most of those services are still available and the organization is holding daily meetings to strategize about COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Yet in the space of a few short weeks, the coronavirus outbreak has become a pandemic, leaving shelter supplies short and extremely unprecedented societal and business upheaval.
While so much is changing each day, Urban Resource Institute is committed to operational excellence in serving its 650+ employees across all five boroughs in New York City to deliver trauma informed care to our clients and shelter residents. As the pandemic rapidly takes an escalating toll, there is more and more potential that victims can be left in crisis. We want to ensure that doesn't happen. Our commitment will continue through this difficult time, and we are doing everything to keep both our clients and our employees safe. Now, more than ever, we need to support each other, and we need your help.