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The Urban Resource Institute (URI) provides comprehensive, holistic, and supportive human services programs that empower individuals and families in the New York metropolitan area to change their lives for the better. With our rich legacy of social service research and expertise, our deep relationships with the diverse communities we serve, and our flexible, innovative approach to program development and service delivery, we are uniquely equipped to provide solutions to the challenges affecting New York’s most vulnerable populations. Our hands-on programs for victims of domestic violence, the developmentally disabled, and people struggling with addiction and substance abuse are specifically tailored to meet the needs of the individual, while our advocacy and community outreach initiatives advance social change and build wider visibility and support for the issues that have an impact on our clients’ quality of life and New York’s urban communities.
From eight program sites scattered throughout Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan, URI delivers human services to more than 1,600 persons annually. Approximately half are minors. Overall, nearly 70% are women and children. URI staff is multi-ethnic, consisting of 280 full and part-time employees, approximately 25% of whom are professionals. URI spends 18 million dollars annually on goods, services and staff salaries, making it an important economic resource, especially within the deprived communities it serves.