Metropolitan New York Coordinating Council On Jewish Poverty

Rating: 4.85 stars   99 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Economic Development

Location: 80 Maiden Lane 21st floor New York NY 10038 USA

Mission: Met Council is one of New York?s largest human services agencies, providing critical services to more than 100,000 New Yorkers in need. We are unique in providing the city?s more than 350,000 poor and near-poor Jewish New Yorkers with outreach and services including crisis intervention, career counseling, affordable housing, a kosher food pantry, family violence services, home care, immigration services, facilitated enrollment, capacity building, legal services, and clothing and furniture donations.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 100,000 New Yorkers of all ages, races and ethnicities throughout New York City
Geographic areas served: NYC-Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island
Programs: * Capacity Building - Building capacity for grassroots social services agencies * Career Services - Career advancement through mentoring & training * Crisis Services - Help in financial, emotional & health emergencies * Health Outreach - Helping families apply for free and low-cost healthcare * Home Care - Assisting seniors with essential daily living tasks * Home Services - Providing clothing, furniture & help with home repairs * Housing - Promoting poverty prevention by providing quality housing * Immigrant Initiatives - Helping immigrants apply for citizenship & legal residence * Kosher Pantry - Delivering over 4.5 million pounds of kosher food annually
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212-453-9500
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I turned to the Met council a few times in the past few years when I had to find furniture/bedding for new immigrants to our community. In one case, a new family to our community had to leave their apartment immediately because their children were getting bitten by bedbugs. Met council provided brand new beds as well as furniture for them in a new apartment that we found for them. In another instance, they provided bedroom furniture for a newly arrived family. They were a real life saver.

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

their caring and immediate response.

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

make them more visible to the community

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

almost no questions asked

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

devoted, caring, anxious to help in any way possible.

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

wipe out poverty in our community

Ways to make it better...

I didn't have to ask for help at all

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

money money money

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

they deserve whatever recognition is available for the tremendous service they provide to the community with care, understanding, and love.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

We painted the apartment of one of Met Council's clients, so he could qualify for public benefits. Getting to help a person and see actual results was very rewarding for everyone involved. It's great that Met Council provides their clients with whatever they need to get back on their feet, and does this not only through their own services, but also through getting volunteers involved.

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

seeing how much volunteers were able to help Met Council clients.

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

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

hard working and dedicated!

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

help a lot more New Yorkers.

Ways to make it better...

the volunteer site was not so far from my home, but that can't be avoided. Having more help from the client's Social Worker involved would have been helpful, so we could have known really what needed to be done for the client to be eligible for Section 8

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

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Metropolitan Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty is an outstanadinig organization that performs many, may indispensable services to a wide variety of sectors in the entire metropolitan area. Their staff is dedicated and devoted and works around the clock to help those in need. They deserve the highest praise.

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

Seeing the results of their aid to the elderly and to the communities that need guidance.

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

Their selfless and practical view to getting the job done.

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

Dedicated and devoted and work around the clock to help. They inspire others to help as well.

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

Do even more of what it already so successfully does and reach greater populations.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

 
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