Helena Ptochia Foundation

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About Our Name

The Helena Ptochia Foundation has a unique name which is grounded in its mission of service.

During his reign in the late third century, Constantine requested that his mother, Helena oversee a hospital system which would serve the poor.  Helena founded hospitals called ptochias which were primarily for those who could not afford hospital care.  In recognition of the work done in this field by Helena, our foundation was named in her honor: The Helena Ptochia Foundation.

One out of every twelve women in Africa dies in childbirth.

Our Mission: Preserving dignity, one woman at a time. 
  • Our Goal: End the plight faced by young African women who are left maimed by the effects of prolonged childbirth.

Our Project: Build and assist with the operation of a fistula hospital in Ghana, West Africa.

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The Helena Ptochia Foundation is a 501c3 Organization. For more about our charitable status contact NYS Attorney General.