Philoptochos Board Establishes Social Services Fund

The Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos has established a Social Services Fund to assist Greek Orthodox adults who are in need of assistance.  Grant requests should be for services not funded through any other available source, including medication, medical supplies, transportation, short term counseling, utility assistance, food, clothing and minor repairs. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and grants awarded on a first-come basis.  All information submitted will remain confidential.  Please refer to the Guidelines and Application below for further information.

SOCIAL SERVICES FUND GUIDELINES

                                                                                                           

The Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos has established a Social Services Fund to serve the needs of Greek Orthodox adults.  

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

All applications for funding (see attached) are to be submitted to the Parish Priest or President of the Philoptochos Chapter within the community to which the applicant belongs. The privacy of the applicant(s) is to be respected.  Grant applications that meet the criteria should then be forwarded to the President of the Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos.  All applications must include the signatures of the Parish Priest (required) and the Philoptochos Chapter President (optional).   

APPLICANT REFERRALS

Applicants are to be referred to/sought out by the local Parish Priest or Philoptochos Chapter for grant consideration. The application will then be forwarded to the Metropolis President.   Applicants may be referred through a variety of sources including:·       

Self·       

Family/Friends·       

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios·       

Clergy·       

Philoptochos Chapter or member 

ELIGIBLE SERVICES

Grant requests should be for services not funded through any other available source. Maximum amount per request:  $500.   Any requests received above $500 shall be reviewed on an individual basis.   Types of eligible services:

· Medication

· Medical equipment/supplies

·  Transportation

·  Temporary Housing

·   Short Term Counseling

·   Utility Assistance

·   Food

·   Clothing

·   Minor Repairs

·   Heavy Duty Cleaning Service

·   Other (based on the discretion of the Metropolis President and Social Services Committee)

 Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Metropolis President.

 

SOCIAL SERVICES APPLICATION

APPLICANT INFORMATION

Name______________________________________________________________________________

Gender:  Male_________Female______________Age:________________________________________

Address:____________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________Phone#_____________________________

CHAPTER INFORMATION

Name_______________________________________________________________________________

Address_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Chapter President:______________________________________________________________________

Signatures (2) Parish Priest (required):______________________________________________________

Philoptochos Chapter President: (optional)_______________________________________

REASON FOR REQUEST:____________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

Please attach copies of all documentation or bills to support request

AMOUNT OF GRANT:  $____________________________ ($500 MAXIMUM)

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt: grants awarded on first-come basis.

Mail Application to:  President, Metropolis of boston Philoptochos

                                     162 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA 02445