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 in addressing the needs of domestic violence victims in New York City’s Jewish and immigrant communities. Our staff acts as a bridge between these communities and the City systems set up to protect them. With the recent rise in reported domestic violence in the Jewish community, Met Council’s culturally sensitive services are in demand more than ever before. Last year, Met Council assisted more than 525 clients in person and distributed more than $195,000 in private funds to empower victims to obtain safety and work towards self sufficiency.
During Domestic Awareness Month, Met Council mobilized to provide information and resources that empower women to leave their dangerous situations. Stand Up for Shalom Bayit is supported by a grant from UJA-Federation of New York.