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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

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Board Member

Rating: 5

MetCouncil is both incredibly professional but also incrediby entrepreneurial. They seize new ideas and make things happen. As an example, they are soon to open kosher food restaurants for their needy clients. A few years ago, they started a kosher food distribution program and now provide ten's of thousands of food packages/month.


Board Member

Rating: 5

MetCouncil is an amazing organization from the ground up. Leadership is dynamic, and only steps away from the on-the-ground team. The mission is felt through the entire organization, and everyone involved feels the passion.