We are proud to house multiple organizations whose missions complement and extend the ministry of our church.
Brazilian Baptist Church
Igreja Brasileira (the Brazilian Baptist Church) has worshiped at Metro since 1987. For more information on the church, email Aloisio Campanha.
Damayan Migrant Workers
Damayan Migrant Workers Association, Inc. has its Manhattan office on the 3rd Floor of our smaller building. Damayan is an independent non-profit grassroots organization based in New York and New Jersey that upholds and promotes the rights and welfare of Filipino migrant workers. It also raises awareness and organizes around issues of migrant workers, particularly domestic workers, to understand the root causes of these issues. Damayan is a Filipino word that means "helping each other."
Early Childhood Education
Since the mid-1980s the third floor of our main building has been the weekday home to an early childhood education program for neighborhood families. The program is currently directed by Hudson Guild, which seeks to "offer children a nurturing and caring atmosphere that fosters trust and self-esteem, while building confidence in each child’s individual abilities."
Dr. John Halbrook, Metro’s very first pastor in 1974, now provides private counseling services out of Metro’s building.
New Alternatives rents an office on the second floor of our main building. New Alternatives increases the self-sufficiency of LGBTQ+ homeless youth by enabling them to transition out of the shelter system to stable adult lives. They do this by providing long-term support, weekly case management, education services, life skills training, community-building recreational activities, opportunities for self-expression, and programs for HIV+ youth.