Monthly Archives: October 2015

Met Council Speaks Up for Domestic Violence Survivors

Met Council was invited by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the City Council Women’s Caucus to speak at City Council’s “Go Purple Day.” Over 20 staff members joined advocates to speak up for domestic violence survivors at City Hall and to thank the City Council’s leadership for increasing the funds allotted to the Domestic […]

Met Council Social Worker Speaks at Conference on Immigrant Aging in Queens

  Met Council was proud to participate in Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) conference on Immigrant Aging in Queens: Realities, Challenges and Opportunities.  The forum examined the health, economic, and housing issues facing immigrant seniors in Queens and New York City as a whole. Susan Moritz, Met Council on Jewish Poverty’s Geriatric Social Work Manager […]


At the third annual Stand up for Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home) Met Council and 30 volunteers canvassed the streets of Murray Hill, distributing lipstick cases with contact information on where victims can receive help to raise awareness of the alarming increase of domestic violence incidents in New York City. Met Council is a leader […]

Advocates of NYC Awards

During of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence honored New Yorkers who embody the meaning of #UpStander and are in the trenches every day for the people of their City. We are proud to share that Met Council’s social worker and advocate, Micol Rieger, was the first recipient. Micol works […]

Met Council Helped Students Start the Year Off Right

This school year, Met Council distributed 200% more backpacks and school supplies to children in need over last year. New school supplies is often cost prohibitive for many low income families. Met Council distributed the backpacks to families at Boro Park JCC, Canarsie JCC, COJO Flatbush, Crown Heights JCC, JCC of Marine Park, Queens JCC, […]