Metropolis Philoptochos Social Services

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 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
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Minor Repairs
  • Heavy Duty Cleaning
  • Other (Based on the discretion of the Metropolis President and Social Services Committee)

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

Download Application HERE.

 

If additional assistance is needed, please contact the National Philoptochos Office, Social Services Department:

Paulette Geanacopoulos
Social Worker
Social Services Office
(212) 977-7782
Email:  pauletteg@philoptochos.org

Website: http://www.philoptochos.org