Our Crisis Intervention Services are often the last available option for people when they are in serious need: families who have no health insurance and must pay for medical bills; an elderly woman who loses her husband and faces eviction; a poor person discharged from the hospital with no place to go -- the cases are endless and always varied. Crisis services are available at:
Please call 212-453-9539 to make an appointment.
Who We Help
Our clients range from families suffering a loss of income who are suddenly unable to pay rent or utilities, to seniors living on fixed incomes who can no longer pay for their groceries, to low-income individuals who need assistance with renewing their benefits applications. Many of our clients are who we call "working poor," working families that earn too much money to qualify for federal assistance but not enough to make ends meet.
- Met Council provides nearly $1,500,000 in financial assistance each year
- In an average month, Met Council provides 470 individuals with financial assistance and 150 individuals with entitlement information.
Eligibility for financial assistance is based on the Met Council client application and supporting documentation. A Crisis Services staff member is available to assist in completion of the application
Specially-trained workers help clients with citizenship information and applications. We also help families and individuals adjust to the immediate needs of starting a new life in a new country with furniture, clothing, food, translation services and financial assistance, if necessary.