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Social Services Department

Social Services

Welcome to the National Philoptochos Department of Social Work.  

As you explore these pages, you will note that our programs and services strive to uphold our mission, which is to improve the quality of life of Orthodox Christian individuals and families in need in a way that maintains their dignity, self-determination and independence.  

You will find information about our social work services nationwide and how you or those you know can access our services, details about what we do and how, and information about how we can help Philoptochos members and church groups develop and organize local educational forums about issues they have identified as critical within their own communities.  If you would like us to research a specific issue on your behalf or help you organize a public education forum, or if you wish to refer someone to our office for help, please contact our office.  

Because we wish to ensure that the social service efforts performed at all levels of the Society are consistent, compassionate, accountable and transparent, we also have included on these pages, a section entitled, “Recommended Policies and Procedures for Philoptochos Metropolis and Local Chapters When Assisting Individuals and Families.”  We urge you to review and follow these recommendations to the best of your ability.   

For more information, questions about any of the items included, or suggestions as to how we can improve this section of our website, please contact:

Paulette Geanacopoulos, LMSW

Director, Department of Social Work Services

at 212.977.7782 or email socialwork@philoptochos.org

We look forward to hearing from you.



Social Services Statistics – 01.01.2014 – 05.31.2016

Social Services Narrative – Convention Report

Important Links



Telephone Discussion Group for Members of our Community Undergoing Treatment for Cancer


Domestic Violence Article

Orthodox Observer, Oct. 2016


2016 Convention:

Social Service Discussion Group Powerpoint



Social Services Training Webinars

Click here for announcement flyer

To view videos of webinars, click below:

 Part I (April 22, 2016)

Part II  (May 13, 2016)




Domestic Violence Webinar (Feb. 2015)

Click here for webinar on YouTube

Domestic Violence PowerPoint Presentation


Talking to Your Children About Violent Events.



Program Summary:

Mental Illness

Our Community’s Journey to Understanding, Compassion and Hope 

2014 National Convention Social Services Panel Presentations and Q&As