Met Council Mission Statement
The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is the voice of the Jewish poor and the first line of defense for our community’s needy. We fight poverty through comprehensive social services and treat every individual with dignity and respect. Our network of grassroots Jewish Community Councils strengthens families and neighborhoods throughout New York City.
Who We Serve
In the fight against poverty, we serve immigrants, seniors living on fixed incomes, the un- and underemployed and anyone else in need. As an organization founded on Jewish values, we serve everyone with dignity and empathy, regardless of race, ethnicity or religion.
How We Serve
We use a strengths based approach that empowers our clients to confront their crisis. Our caseworkers conduct a thorough assessment with the client to create an effective intervention plan and develop a resolution.
Increasing Government Impact
We leverage government contracts with privately raised funds from individuals and foundations to increase the impact of our services.
Our culturally sensitive professionals provide an array of services to members of insular and immigrant communities utilizing a nuanced understanding of the clients’ community norms to move them from crisis to stability.
Together with our network of local Jewish Community Councils, we serve as the front line of defense for all those in need, providing essential anti-poverty services in all five boroughs.
Holistic Caring Approach
We maintain a “no wrong door” policy, serving all of a client’s needs, regardless of the point of entry to Met Council. This holistic approach addresses both immediate and lasting needs in a client’s fight against poverty.
The Jewish Poor
Through advocacy and comprehensive social services, we promote awareness of the needs of the more than 500,000 poor and near-poor Jews in New York City.