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In 1986, Metropolitan Battered Women’s Program was founded as a private 501(C)(3) non-profit organization in Jefferson Parish to offer services for victims of violence. In 2006, Metropolitan Battered Women’s Program was renamed Metropolitan Center for Women and Children (Metro), in order to identify more closely with the nature of the organization’s mission.
Metro is primarily funded through state, federal, and local grant monies, as well as donations of clothing, food, personal care items or household items from private sources, cash and gift card donations.
Metropolitan Center for Women and Children has a clear mission and goals focused on providing services for survivors of trauma through trauma-informed care. As an agency Metro constantly researches best practices to seek new ways to assist survivors. Metropolitan Center for Women and Children wants to help families regain their physical and emotional strength, resulting in empowerment and transformation. As survivors become stronger, the community is strengthened. Metro is also active in community education and outreach, operating on the premise that an informed public makes for a safer and more concerned citizenry.
To break the cycle of violence and aid survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking through advocacy, intervention, empowerment and transformation.