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Fact Sheets and Resources

Social Services

OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK: RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

In addition to the services outlined on this website, the Social Work office develops fact sheets on issues facing members of our community to expand their knowledge base and to inform them of available resources.  

FINDING LOCAL RESOURCES

OVARIAN CANCER

FACTS ABOUT OVARIAN CANCER PHILOPTOCHOS WOMEN NEED TO KNOW

Is it an ovarian cyst or ovarian cancer?

Is it an abdominal condition or ovarian cancer?

Is it constipation or ovarian cancer?

OVARIAN CANCER is a deadly disease that kills more women than all other reproductive cancers combined. Because it is hard to detect - there is no one reliable test to identify it - and as some of its symptoms are similar to other conditions, it is important to recognize its signs so that we can act quickly and appropriately. As a women's organization, it is equally important for us to "get the word out" - to our mothers, aunts and grandmothers, to our daughters, neighbors and friends so that they know what to look for. To help you do so, we have prepared an "Ovarian Cancer Fact Sheet" - both in Greek and in English. 

During National Philoptochos' January Cancer Commitment month, we urge you to take one or more of the actions to broadly distribute these Fact Sheets throughout your Chapter, parish, and community-at-large: 

    1. Ask your priest to include both in your Sunday Bulletin.
    2. Distribute copies to the organizations in your Church, including Parish Council, GOYA, Greek and Sunday Schools, Parent Organizations, senior citizen groups, and more.
    3. Post both Fact Sheets in the women's rooms of your Church.
    4. Place both Fact Sheets in a public area of your Church.
    5. Ask a local newspaper to publish the Fact Sheets and ask the local "health editor" to write an article on ovarian cancer.
    6. Invite a gynecological oncologist from a local hospital or cancer society to one of your 

FACT SHEETS

AUTISM

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

OLDER ADULT SERVICES

RESOURCES FOR CANCER PATIENTS:

    • HOPE LODGE:  Free, temporary housing for cancer patients and their families provided by the American Cancer Society in 31 locations throughout the USA

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

BURIAL BENEFITS FOR U.S. VETERANS

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REFER A PERSON IN NEED, CONTACT: 

Paulette Geanacopoulos, LMSW
National Philoptochos Department of Social Work 
Telephone: 212.977.7782 Fax: 212.977.7784 
Email: socialwork@philoptochos.org