If you suspect you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, you are not alone.
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Domestic and family violence is a harsh reality in New York City in both Jewish and non-Jewish communities and is unfortunately more common than any of us would like to think. Met Council’s Family Violence Department was founded to provide comprehensive services to all victims of family violence, regardless of religious affiliation, while at the same time increase awareness within the Jewish community of this growing issue.
How We Help
Met Council’s dedicated staff of specially-trained social workers help clients free-of-charge with a variety of services. They meet with clients individually to help assess their situation and offer crisis counseling and short term therapy. Workers assist clients with exploring options, establishing safety plans, financial crisis, legal advocacy and referrals for long term assistance.
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Making an Impact in the Orthodox Community
Met Council works with leaders of the city’s Orthodox Jewish communities to more openly acknowledge the problem of family violence within the Jewish community, and to de-stigmatize those individuals affected by it.
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Met Council has helped establish a program in partnership with the Kings County District Attorney's office to more effectively address the problem of domestic violence in the Brooklyn Orthodox community. To enhance the reach of our services, Met Council is currently an onsite partner at the Brooklyn Family Justice Center and the Queens Family Justice Center.
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