Monthly Archives: January 2015

Know Your Rights Fair

In Crown Heights, Met Council held Know Your Rights Fair to inform residents of the rights and programs afforded by Federal, State, City governments and the non-profit community. The event brought community leaders and experts from a wide range of services, including: legal, public benefits and housing. In addition, clients received a free pre-packaged dinner. […]

Met Council Sandy Recovery Work Honored at Citywide Interfaith Federation of Disaster Human Service Providers

New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) honored Met Council’s Disaster Case Manager, Khadijat Oluwo, with its Partner of the Year Award.  Khadijat secured the most funds in 2014 for Queens victims of Superstorm Sandy from the NYDIS Unmet Needs Roundtable, demonstrating her dedication and advocacy for the ongoing needs of Hurricane Sandy survivors.  Since Hurricane […]

Met Council Testified at City Hall on the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camps

Met Council’s Public Affairs Manager, Rena Resnick, testified before the New York City Council in support of the Council’s preconsidered resolution to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camps. Rena testified that as we gather to commemorate this solemn event, we also must remember that those who were liberated from […]

Feeding Our Neighbors

As part of a community wide volunteer day, hundreds of young professionals, families and seniors took action against hunger in New York City. Volunteers from Met Council, UJA-Federation of New York, Engage and Repair the World learned about the prevalence of hunger in the City and participated in various projects to feed our neighbors. The […]

UJA-Federation of NY Staff Day of Service

Staff from UJA-Federation of NY joined Met Council for a day of learning and action. The volunteers participated in a SNAP (supplemental nutritional assistance program, formerly known as Food Stamps) budget simulation to demonstrate some of the challenges hungry New Yorkers face. There are 1.3 million food insecure New Yorkers; one in five are children.  […]

Fourth Met Council Client to be featured in The New York Times

The person on the other end of the line that day last summer could hear how desperate Susan Bowers sounded. This was her story: Her mother had died a few months earlier, and Ms. Bowers had realized that she could not afford the apartment they shared in Flatbush, Brooklyn. She had found a less expensive […]

Met Council Client Featured in The New York Times

The last 11 years have been harsh and humbling for Maria Maley, and whatever years remain to her seem certain to be the same. “I’m not deluding myself,” Ms. Maley, 52, said. “This is what it is. This is what it’s always going to be. I’m always going to be a single parent struggling. My […]

The Staten Island Advance Covered Met Council’s Latest Housing Development

The Staten Island Advance praised The Brielle at Seaview, as a “122-unit, assisted-living facility for seniors promises to be a very special place when it opens in the spring”. To showcase the new facility, Met Council held a community preview event for The Brielle at Seaview, a new, state-of-the-art, fully licensed assisted living facility that […]

To Prepare for the Cold, Met Council Handymen Provide Essential Home Repairs

As the temperatures began to drop this winter, congregation members grew concerned over the safety of their Rabbi’s home.  He was devoted to his community, but at 88-years-old he was no longer able to care for his home. To help the frail Rabbi age in place and live safely and independently in his own home, […]

Met Council’s Chief Program Officer Wins Social Workers Award

The National Association of Social Workers, New York Chapter, awarded their Emerging Leaders Recognition to Nicole Doniger. As Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty’s Chief Program Officer, Nicole has demonstrated exemplary leadership in redesigning Met Council’s social service departments to better serve the tens of thousands of needy New Yorkers across the five boroughs.  The NASW […]