Oops! You must enter a search term greater than 3 characters.

Invite reviews

Invite friends and colleagues to share their experiences with this nonprofit
99 Reviews
1234.848485
| 1 2 3 4...10 |
Write A Review
October 26, 2009

more

October 26, 2009

I had the opportunity to visit the Council and tour the facility and listen to a traing session. I was warmly welcomed and graciously invited to volunteer. Since I was in town only for the day, I made some greeting cards for the eldeerly. When I returned to Washington DC, I told my Hebrew class of my experiece and suggested that they could do the same. The children became very excited about the project and created many cards. We sent all the cards to the Council to distribute to those in need.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

visiting the Council. It was an education for me

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not in a position to state.

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Listening in on a training session and hearing the goals, objectives and struggles of the leaders of very diverse organizations. I am grateful to have more knowledgeable about Met Council and now appreciate more fully all that they do.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Program managers

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Simply: help more people.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the world economic situation.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am impressed with the dedication of the staff to fulfill the mission of the council.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

October 24, 2009

more

October 24, 2009

Met Council came to the rescue just in time! Our apartment building was turning co-op and the landlord was not renewing rental contracts for those who were not rent stabilized. I had given up my job to be a full time caregiver for my mother who has moderate Alzheimers' so we had limited income. We could not afford market rental rates in NYC and with only some small savings and my mother's SS check, the outlook was grim. With our lease about to expire and nowhere to live, I attended a housing symposium at Fordham University. A councilwoman had suggested applying for an apartment lottery for low income seniors sponsored by the Met Council. Although it was a long shot, there was nothing to lose. Two months later, the powers that be smiled on us. The screening staff was extremely qualified and accommodating in helping to sort through the red tape. We then moved into a beautiful, brand new "seniorized" one bedroom, rent subsidized apartment. I hate to think where we would have ended up without this small miracle. The administrative and maintenance staff are, without a doubt, the most professional, accessible and courteous people imaginable. The full time superintendent solves problems in a timely fashion and has implemented excellent security measures. The residence director is a pro-active, on site presence always available to the residents. She is very sensitive to the needs of low income elderly residents and has built a strong sense of community. Met Council sponsors various social events in the building's community room that are comparable to those offered by many senior centers. There are also opportunities to attend off site concerts and field trips. All in all, the Met Council treats needy seniors with the sort of respect and warmth that helps them remain in and be part of the larger New York community. In return these seniors help to maintain the social, cultural and economic diversity which has always made NYC special. My mother and I will be eternally grateful for this safe haven which happens to come with a view of the Empire State Building!

More feedback...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

plan and build even more housing for low income elders and perhaps expand to offer family related services that would bring together various age groups.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 23, 2009

more

October 23, 2009

The Met Council helped me and my family when we had no appropriate place for my mother. She was not ready for a nursing home and does not ever want to be dependent -- but she needed privacy and a place of her own, separate from my sister's home. It was not appropriate for her to be sharing a bedroom with a ten year old grandson. Such arrangements in space-deprived New York homes are not unusual but that doesn't make it right.... My Mom got her own apartment with the help of the Met Council and got her dignity and privacy back in the process. The experience physically and psychologically revived her. She has her independence back, at age 86. She is vibrant and taking part in community events now. We are not Jewish. We are Irish Catholics. The Met Council reaches out to all and expresses the humanity and compassion that comes out of knowing struggle and surviving it. Most of us come from backgrounds of struggle, oppression, and even attempted genocide. The Met Council embodies defiance to lose hope, a refusal to become cynical, and abiding love and generosity even in this time of constricting economy.

Photos

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping find appropriate housing for my elderly mother.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they virtually took us by the hand and guided us through the steps to accomplish what we needed for my mom.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Wonderful. The home visit was wonderful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do a lot of good work with it. Probably by a lot of property in NYC and put it back in the hands of the people who built this city and made it great. Those of us who work for this city and give sweat and tears for it would love to see that happen.

Ways to make it better...

no way -- it was the right contact at the right time -- wouldn't change a thing

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

probably funding in this economy.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 23, 2009

more

October 23, 2009

Met council is a great organization. They give out food to the needy and assist people to obtain help in many other matters.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the results of their food program

More feedback...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very kind and courtious

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 23, 2009

more

October 23, 2009

Met Council on Jewish Poverty has enhanced my life both professional and personal. Throught the Growth Fund my organization has been able to take, free of cost, many essential workshop that has help to pave out current and future success. MET Council has provided training for members of my family to become professional home health aide. I am truly grateful that Met Council provides serves to persons from all walks of life and I give thanks for there organization.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More feedback...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help assist others who were assisting others.

Ways to make it better...

there wasn't construction going on in front of the building.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 23, 2009

more

October 23, 2009

Everyone that I have dealt with has been caring & responsive. Far above my expectations. I feel this organization greatly serves the community so richly in need of help.

More feedback...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

responsive, encouraging and sympathetic

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 23, 2009

more

October 23, 2009

Working at met council was inspirational. It Really opened my eyes to Jewish poverty and helping those that really need it, especially in areas in hunger and affordable housing. My experience was phenominal.

More feedback...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very dedicated and extremely hard working

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 23, 2009

more

October 23, 2009

I had been looking for affordable housing in New York City for senior citizens for almost three years without success. I was referred to Met Council by a family friend whose father is Jewish. She knew about Met Council's effort to provide such housing without respect to a person's ethnic background or religion, and she provided me information on how to apply for such housing owned and managed by Met Council. I received a response from Met Council within a short time and after a human and professionally run interview was accepted and awarded an apartment even though I am not Jewish. The apartment building was new, clean, located in a nice neighborhood, and professionally managed. In every contact I have had with Met Council people, I have been treated with kindness and respect. I ask that they receive support for all the good work they are doing for people.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

finding affordable housing for seniors.

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how people oriented they are.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, personal, and professional.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide even more help for people in need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 23, 2009

more

October 23, 2009

I’m glad to have this opportunity to say a few good things about The Met. Council in whose building on West 61st St. (and West End Ave.) I reside. I was sitting today with one of my neighbors, Max Hirshhorn who is 102 years old and a Holocaust surviver, and saying how lucky we were to be a part of this residence project. The staff is so caring and efficient; Ephraim Siegal, the director of services is the best and so are Anthony the Super, and his assistant Jose, and our security guard William Benson. They all have contributed to making the tenants in the building feel at home and become a family like community. Not everyone has the horrible experience history of my friend Max, but everyone past 70 years of age who has no living partner needs a place he can call home that is affordable. The Met council projects provide this, and for that we are thankful one by one. I have been playing music around the world and in America for more than fifty years. And now that I’ve become a senior citizen the Met council’s solution has become a dream fulfilled. I have gladly taken my guitar and microphone and performed for my neighbors and celebrated with them Max’s one hundred and two birthday. I wish Max many more years of peace, health and community care, and to the Met. Council, I wish a hundred more years of outstanding service to New York City’s needy and the elderly. Signed: Ron Eliran (Singer/writer/composer)

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

living in 315 West 61st Street NY NY 19923

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

See comments above

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

See comments above

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make many more needy and elderly people happy

Ways to make it better...

Increase the size of given apt. from Studio to one bedroom Apt.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 23, 2009

more

October 23, 2009

I worked at met council as an intern this past summer june-july 2009. I worked with the housing director Temima Dublin. I learned a huge amount about affordable housing especially in one of the most expensive cities in the world. I was also able to visit two of their housing sites for mentally ill and homeless individuals. I think what they do at met council is extremely inspiring and has encouraged me to find ways to help out in my community in similar ways at Cornell University.

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The best part has been actually seeing the results of their projects. Being able to visit residents in their new housing and seeing how much it has changed their lives.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Incredibly friendly, professional, and committed to met council.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Filter by reviewer role:

Support This Nonprofit

Help this nonprofit get more reviews

5 tips for getting reviews

5 tips for getting reviews...

  1. Sending an email to clients, volunteers, donors, board members, and other partners with a link to your profile page.
  2. Putting a link on your Web site
  3. Including a link in your email newsletter
  4. Putting a link in the signature of your email
    Putting a link on your facebook page and status updates
  5. Tweeting out a link to your twitter followers