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Metropolitan New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Emergency Assistance, Human Service Organizations, Human Services

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

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

As the Chariman of the Board of a small agency that falls under Met Council's umbrella, I have benefitted form theri guidance and support and I have seen how they have helped the agency professionals.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked for Met Council for about ten years; first running two SROs in Seagate Brooklyn and then as Director of Social Services. The Agency performs "heroics" on a daily basis; from helping folks in crisis to supporting individuals in finding employment and housing. All done in the "Jewish" way; with humility, tenacity and great skill.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

An incredible organization with amazing people dedicated to serving others and making the lives of the people who are less fortunate better.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My experience working together (I am the housing director at a non-profit in Midwood, Brooklyn) with the this superb organization has been tremendous. The level of dedication of the staff and of the central office is to be emulated. This organization ought to be given as an example of how to run an efficient, cohesive and fulfilling non-profit.