Urban Resource Institute Opens Two New Domestic Violence Shelters – Hope House and Restoration Residence

The shelters will provide 150 new beds for victims of domestic violence, including members of the LGBT community, the elderly, and those struggling with mental illness

New York, NY – July 28, 2016Urban Resource Institute (URI), a leading provider of domestic violence programs and services in New York City, has opened two new emergency domestic violence shelters. The Hope House and Restoration Residence shelters were launched by URI as part of an effort from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration to significantly increase the number of emergency housing options for victims of domestic violence. READ MORE >

New Study From Urban Resource Institute Reveals Connection Between Domestic Violence and Pet Ownership

34% of URI shelter residents who owned a pet while in an abusive relationship reported that their partner harmed their pet

New York, NY—October 14, 2015 — Urban Resource Institute (URI), a leading provider of domestic violence programs and services in New York City, released today a new white paper, Escaping Domestic Violence as a Pet Owner: Insights from survivors of domestic violence and recommendations from the Urban Resource Institute’s URIPALS program. The white paper reveals data collected between June 2013 and May 2015 from URIPALS (People and Animals Living Safely), the only program in New York City and one of the few in the U.S. that allows domestic violence survivors to co-shelter (live in a domestic violence shelter with their pets). READ MORE >

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