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Metropolis Philoptochos Social Services

Through Social Services, Philoptochos works to provide assistance to members of our community who are experiencing financial challenges. Through the generosity of benefactors and Philoptochos chapters we are able to continue to help individuals and families navigate through a difficult situation in their life. We make every effort to ensure the privacy of those are seeking assistance through Social Services. 


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).   

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 

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 Chair)
You can download the full list of Guidelines HERE.

Download Application HERE. All applications will be reviewed by the Metropolis Philoptochos President and Social Services Chair. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Social Services Chair by contacting the Metropolis Office at 617-277-3888.

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
The full step by step and National Philoptochos Social Services application can be found HERE