The Need:


Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is a leader in addressing the needs of domestic violence victims in New York City. We assist survivors of intimate partner abuse, family abuse, and sex trafficking with a variety of services that create safety, support healing, and promote self-sufficiency. We specialize in working with 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.


Our Solutions:

Met Council offers services to clients facing Family Violence including:

Met Council’s Work with the City of New York

Met Council collaborates with the Mayor’s Office of Domestic Violence Family Justice Centers in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx. 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 access additional services — all while having free childcare.

Though we receive referrals involving clients of diverse backgrounds, Met Council is proud that the City refers all domestic violence cases involving members of the Jewish community to our case workers.



Our Impact:

In FY16, Met Council provided:

10,230 services rendered to Domestic Violence / Family Violence survivors.
$170,000 in private funds to help with basics such as emergency shelter, moving expenses, rent and utilities.

6,360 additional service units, including: crisis counseling and short term therapy, legal advocacy, safety planning and referrals for long term assistance.

$53,515 in camp scholarship funds for children affected by domestic violence.


Need Help?

Call 212-453-9618 or email family@metcouncil.org


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