Our story

Philoxenia Charities began as a ministry of Holy Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church in 2004 with the purchase of a home. More homes were later added, and the ministry has since become its own 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

What we do

We offer free temporary housing to Mayo Clinic patients in a safe and clean environment providing comfort to those in need.

Why We're unique

We’re located blocks away from the Mayo Clinic, recognized as the best hospital in the nation year after year with more No. 1-ranked specialties than any other hospital.

Meeting a need

Every year, over 1.3M patients visit the Mayo Clinic and receive expert care. In support of these patients, our units are in very high demand and booked out months in advance.

INternational Outreach

We’ve welcomed guests from all over the United States and worldwide including Venezuela, Albania, Bulgaria, Russia, Greece, Ukraine, Cyprus, and more!

PRINCIPLES

“I was a stranger and you took me in” Mt. 25:35

“Freely you have received, freely give” Mt. 10:8

“You shall love your neighbor as yourself” Mk. 12:31

VALUES

     Refuge     Comfort    

  Healing     Compassion

Mission

To offer free temporary housing to individuals and families seeking medical treatment in Rochester, MN.

vision

To be a national and international charity that offers housing, healing, and comfort to those in need.

MEET THE Team

John Maragos, M.S., M.B.A.

John Maragos, M.S., M.B.A.

Interim Executive Director

Tia Maragos, M.H.A., M.B.A.

Tia Maragos, M.H.A., M.B.A.

Administrative Director

Yanni Kaloumenos

Yanni Kaloumenos

Operations

Katherine Calli Kelly

Katherine Calli Kelly

Guest Relations & Volunteers

MEET THE Board

John Maragos, M.S., M.B.A.

John Maragos, M.S., M.B.A.

Board Chair

Matthew Johnson, Esq.

Matthew Johnson, Esq.

Board Secretary

Ginger Holmes

Ginger Holmes

Board Member

Justin Kreuter, M.D.

Justin Kreuter, M.D.

Board Member

Andy Thilges

Andy Thilges

Board Member

Jordan glynn

Jordan glynn

Board Member

Fr. Mark Muñoz, M.DIV.

Fr. Mark Muñoz, M.DIV.

Board Member, Spiritual Advisor

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507-218-1078‬
office@philocharities.org

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