FRANCISCAN SOCIAL SERVICES
The Franciscan Social Services Organization (FSSO) was established in 2008 to care for the financially, psycho-socially, and medically needy individuals and families in the Bethlehem area. The office opens its doors twice each week, makes home visits, and takes care of special cases referred by the parish priest. The Foundation assists the FSSO through financial support to help assist families who will not otherwise be able to afford it. FFHL accepted their request.
“SUCH HUMANITARIAN AID FOR THE POOR
IS A GODSEND,
AND THAT IS WHAT FFHL IS ALL ABOUT… HELPING OTHERS!”
-Father Custos, Chairman of FFHL
The FSSO has 4 areas your donation will support:
- Monthly assistance and allowances for elderly, widows, and families in special need
- Medical and pharmaceutical assistance
- Utility Invoices and Food Coupons
FSSO provides a lot of networking, so as to increase coordination, cooperation and effectiveness. Cooperation among governmental, nongovernmental and local community sectors guarantees better results. It has been the best way to avoid duplication of services while, at the same time exchanging resources and experience. It also assists greatly in easing huge medical costs that FFSO cannot afford.