MFOS provides free assistance finding services and resources for families struggling with today’s complex issues, such as the needs of a special-needs child, or economic events like job loss or foreclosure. The goal of MFOS is to help fraternal family access the services and resources they need to resolve challenges and improve their quality of life. MFOS supports members of all ages.
Services are tailored to individual client needs and preferences.
MSOS is unable to provide information about Masonic-owned service providers or providers who are Masons.
MFOS understands that every individual and family situation is unique and is committed to assisting you in any way possible. Contact Masonic Assistance at (888) 466-3642 or by completing the online request for information form at masonichome.org and MOS staff will do their best to help.
All Masons are eligible to receive assistance and services. There is no age or membership minimum. To apply for MFOS financial assistance, applicants must:
If you are 55+ and permanently disabled, receiving long-term disability, you may qualify for Masonic Senior Outreach Services.
Yes, MFOS works with all members of the family.
It’s easy to make a referral to MFOS.
Typically no, as MFOS financial assistance requires thorough documentation and an established care plan.
MFOS clients who receive financial assistance are required to sign an Agreement to Repay, which states that the client agrees to repay MFOS when they are able to do so. The financial assistance provided by the MFOS program is structured as a loan, so the income does not make the client ineligible for other services and programs.
As part of your application, you must provide information regarding all properties and resources, including life insurance policies, investments, bonds, etc., as this will need to be assessed prior to receiving financial assistance from MFOS. If you are approved for financial assistance and you own real property, a Deed of Trust or Secured Interest on that property will be placed. When you sell your property or pass away, the MFOS program will be repaid only for funds expended upon your care.
MFOS financial support will only be extended to cover your and/or your dependent family’s (spouse and dependent minor children) share of costs. All household members are expected to contribute to living expenses. The MFOS client’s share will be determined by dividing household expenses by the number of occupants.
The time varies according to your circumstances, how long it takes to finalize a care plan toward self-sufficiency, and the timely submission of all requested documents. Once all application documents have been received, it may take one month to for application materials to be reviewed and submitted for approval. Notifications are conducted by telephone, email, and/or US mail as a final step in the application process.
If you are only applying for MSOS you do not need to provide your SSN; however, if you are also applying to the Masonic Homes, your SSN is required.
Incomplete paperwork, such as a lack of documentation regarding financial need and current circumstances, or an unsigned form are two reasons. If an applicant has transferred any financial resources or property to family or friends within the past 3 years, he or she could be rendered ineligible for financial assistance.
Master Masons of less than 5 years, Masonic children, grandchildren, remarried widows (current husband is not a Mason), and Master Masons from out-of-state who never affiliated with a CA lodge are all ineligible for financial support. Information and referrals are available to any caller.
MFOS will be glad to help you research and locate this type of service in your community, but it is up to you to determine which agency to work with. MFOS does not provide these services.
The Masonic Assistance office answers calls from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. Each intake call takes up to 60 minutes so if you receive a voice message, please leave your call back number and someone will call you back within 24 hours. Masonic Assistance can be reached at (888) 466-3642.