At Met Council’s annual Hanukah Party for survivors of domestic violence, families celebrated with games, art projects, makeovers, family portraits and a festive lunch.
Professional photographers held photo shoots for the families. These new portraits celebrated that the survivors and their children remain a family.
Volunteers and families participated in menorah making, jewelry design, creating holiday decorations, face-painting, learning how to play chess and much much more!
One client expressed that it was the best holiday party she and her family had ever been a part of and is looking forward to next year’s celebration.
With the recent rise in reported domestic violence in the Jewish community, Met Council’s culturally sensitive services are in demand more than ever.
Last Year, Met Council Provided:
522 clients with in-person counseling.
700 clients with services on our hotline.
$280,000+ of private funds to help with basics such as emergency shelter, moving expenses, rent and utilities.
4,900 different services, including: crisis counseling and short term therapy, legal advocacy, safety planning and referrals for long term assistance.