On Sunday, October 6th, Met Council kicked off its 40 for 40 initiative with Stand Up for Shalom Bayit event at UJA-Federation. To celebrate Met Council’s 40 years of service in the community, we are engaging 40 partners in volunteer service throughout the month of Cheshvan (Oct 6th to Nov 3rd).
Stand Up for Shalom Bayit (peace in the home) brought together young adults from various professional, cultural, and religious backgrounds to learn and take action for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Shana Frydman, the Director of Family Violence services at Met Council, led participants though a comprehensive workshop on the facts and fictions surrounding the growing issue of Domestic Violence. In addition, Jennifer Spivak, a former domestic violence victim and Met Council client, spoke about the importance of raising awareness of domestic violence and reiterated the significance of the volunteers’ activities. Following the presentations the volunteers prepared over 700 awareness ribbons and cards along with lipsticks with hidden domestic violence services information that were distributed to the general public.