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Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty

New York City, NY | http://metcouncil.org
Joined in September 2002

About Us

The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is the voice of the Jewish poor and the first line of defense for our community’s needy. We fight poverty through comprehensive social services and treat every individual with dignity and respect. Our network of grassroots Jewish Community Councils strengthens families and neighborhoods throughout New York City.


We use a strengths based approach that empowers our clients to confront their crisis. Our caseworkers conduct a thorough assessment with the client to create an effective intervention plan and develop a resolution. We leverage government contracts with privately raised funds from individuals and foundations to increase the impact of our services.

Our culturally sensitive professionals provide an array of services to members of insular and immigrant communities utilizing a nuanced understanding of the clients’ community norms to move them from crisis to stability.


Together with our network of local Jewish Community Councils, we serve as the front line of defense for all those in need, providing essential anti-poverty services in all five boroughs. We maintain a “no wrong door” policy, serving all of a client’s needs, regardless of the point of entry to Met Council. This holistic approach addresses both immediate and lasting needs in a client’s fight against poverty. Through advocacy and comprehensive social services, we promote awareness of the needs of the more than 500,000 poor and near-poor Jews in New York City.

The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is the voice of the Jewish poor and the first line of defense for our community’s needy. We fight poverty through comprehensive social services and treat every individual with dignity and respect…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Hunger, Food Security
  • Poverty
  • Seniors & Retirement

Location

  • 77 Water Street
    New York City, NY 10005

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