Social & Welfare Services in Albany, NY
Welfare Research. WRI) is a nonprofit organization that supplies technical assistance to enhance organizational and team capacity in the human services, health, and education sectors. WRI offers creative, effective, and prompt assistance to private and public organizations with requirements for research and evaluation, publications and production, and program support, including conference coordination, financial management, and grant writing.
read moreWRI mourns the inequities and injustices that have led us to this troubled time. With our partners in government and the private sector, we are resolute in our goal of a world that is safe and fair for all, and where all may thrive. WRI provides technical assistance to human services agencies that face the challenge of serving their clients in today's rapidly changing environment. For more than 45 years, public and private agencies have chosen WRI to enhance and augment their organizational and staff capacity.
read moreWRI was founded in 1967 as a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation registered in New York State under the name of Welfare Research, Incorporated. As specialized consultants in human services, health, and education, we provide a range of services related to administrative support, publications, training, and program evaluation. WRI has worked with numerous federal agencies, state, city, and county departments, and private and voluntary organizations throughout the United States. WRI has managed administration, finances, and human resources for a variety of projects and programs.
WRI Focus Area
read moreWRI developed a viewer's guide, presenter's guide, and trainer's guide to accompany the showing of a videotape on the Instructional Leadership for the Schools That Work program. The curriculum covered mission, teamwork, selfesteem, communication, school climate, and striving for achievement. WRI created this program as a flexible resource for training in labor-management relations for the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) and the Governor's Office of Employee Relations (GOER). WRI provided a broad range of training to CSEA members, GOER staff, unit supervisors for state agencies and facilities, and members of local labormanagement committees.
read moreIn the 1970s and 1980s, we concentrated our activities on research, evaluation, conference coordination, and training and technical assistance. In the 1990s WRI augmented its ability to assist clients in writing, editing, and designing informational and promotional materials. WRI also expanded its research areas of interest to include services provided to minorities, HIV/AIDS patients, and foster children. This decade was a period of dramatic and exciting change for the organization. In 2012, we had an infusion of new leadership following the retirement of our longtime Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer.