Since 1995, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty has been a leader in addressing the needs of domestic violence victims in New York City’s Jewish and immigrant communities. Our staff acts as a bridge between these communities and the City systems set up to protect them.

With the recent rise in reported domestic violence in the Jewish community, Met Council’s culturally sensitive services are in demand more than ever before.

In FY14, Met Council Provided:

522 clients with in-person counseling
700 clients with services on our hotline
$280,000+ of private funds to help with basics such as emergency shelter, moving expenses, rent and utilities
4,900 different services, including: crisis counseling and short term therapy, legal advocacy, safety planning and referrals for long term assistance.

Met Council’s Work with the City

Met Council collaborates with the Mayor’s Office of Domestic Violence Family Justice Centers in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. These centers are one-stop-shops where victims can walk in, meet with a DA, obtain an Order of Protection from the NYPD, receive counseling from a social worker, and gain additional services — all while having free childcare.

Though we receive referrals involving clients of every background, Met Council is proud to be the agency the City turns to for assistance with domestic violence involving members of the Jewish community.

To Learn More About Family Violence

For more information or to seek help, contact Met Council’s Family Violence Department at
212-453-9618 or