Bridge Ministry of Burton Texas

Our mission is to build a bridge between racial, cultural, educational, and economic divisions within the community.

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601 North Main • 979-337-3370

Serving those who live within the Burton Independent School District


Days and Hours of Operation:

Mondays 10 a.m. - Noon

Tuesdays 10 a.m. - Noon

Wednesdays 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturdays 9 a.m. - Noon


We will be closed on major holidays.



Clases de inglés gratuitas para hispanohablantes 


¿Quieres aprender inglés o hablar mejor inglés? Asista a nuestra clase gratuita los miércoles por la noche en Burton Bridge Ministry, 601 North Main. Comuníquese con nuestra oficina al 979-337-3370 o, o con nuestra instructora Susan Fernbach al 713-201-2772 o


Do you want to learn English, or speak better English? Attend our free Wednesday evening class at Burton Bridge Ministry, 601 North Main. Contact our office at 979-337-3370 or, or our instructor Susan Fernbach at 713-201-2772 or




Brazos Transit District can assist with transportation to doctor appointments or the grocery store. This is not a free service but they do offer discounts for seniors and the disabled. Their phone number is 979-778-4480 and their website is




For senior citizens ages 65 and older who earn $27,861 or less per year*, help is on the way when it comes to putting nutritious food on the table. 


Bridge Ministry of Burton Texas is partnering with the Brazos Valley Food Bank to bring their Senior Outreach Program to Burton. Each week, participating seniors will receive a bag of food that contains (for example) one serving of oatmeal, two juices, one serving of cereal, two milks, two fruits, two vegetables, one nutritional shake, two proteins, one pudding, and two easy-to-prepare meals (like soup or Easy Mac n Cheese). There is no cost to participate in this free program.


If you are a senior citizen who qualifies based on age and income, and you want to receive a weekly bag of food, contact the Bridge office at 979-337-3370.


* Couples can earn up to $37,814 per year to be eligible for this program.




The Faith Mission provides non-emergency health services, medication and counseling services to those on the economic margins within Washington County. For those seeking assistance meeting the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, utility or rent assistance, it is first necessary to appear in person at the Faith Mission Service Center located at 500 E. Academy Street in Brenham, TX. For information, call 979-830-1488 or visit




By appointment only, representatives from the Brazos Valley Food Bank can be on site at 601 North Main to provide no cost application assistance for social services. They also can connect you with local resources for employment assistance, housing and rental assistance, utility assistance, and more. You are welcome to just stop by, or make an appointment in advance to ensure you are bringing the required documentation. 


For more information, contact:

Mellissa Roy, BVFB Referral Assistance Coordinator, at 979-779-3663, ext. 105 or




In rural centers across the state, TLSC hosts legal clinics once a month. Our attorneys can advise on family law issues. Family law issues involve family relationships — like divorce, child custody, visitation rights, paternity, and name changes. The Washington County Legal Aid Clinic is held at the Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library, 100 Martin Luther King Jr Parkway, Brenham, TX 77833, 979-337-7201. For information, or if you're not sure about your eligibility, please register for the next clinic by visiting




The Texas Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) assists with the weatherization of the homes of low-income elderly and disabled adults and families. Applicants must own their own homes, or have a mortgage, and meet certain income requirements. Call 979-337-3370 and Burton Bridge Ministry will mail you a paper application.




Washington County Habitat for Humanity anticipates opening its application process again in January. The committee will select a family based on need, the ability to repay a mortgage, and the willingness to properly maintain the property. No profit is made on the sale of the house and no interest is charged on the mortgage. Visit




Burton Bridge Ministry will explore whether your circumstances qualify you for an accessibility ramp through our Helping Hands program, or whether the Texas Ramp Projectcan assist. We do ask that the homeowner contribute to the project through labor or the cost of materials, when possible. Call 979-337-3370 and we will mail you a paper application.




Do you have trouble hearing on the phone? Do you keep asking people to repeat themselves? If so, you may be eligible for no-cost telephone captioning from CaptionCall. For information, call Karen Peebles at 512-650-0669 and use promo code 1615543. For more information about this service, visit




We understand if circumstances have changed and you might find yourself without shelter. Twin City Mission's The Shelter for Hope is at 410 South Randolph Avenue in Bryan. Their phone number is 979-822-1492.




Tri-County 24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-659-6994

Veterans Hotline: 936-446-9195


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

            English: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

            Spanish: 1-888-628-9454

            Deaf: 800-799-4TTY

            Text “START” to 741741


National AIDS Hotline:

English: 1-800-342-2437

Spanish: 1-800-344-7432

Deaf: 800-243-7889


Gay & Lesbian National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564


Domestic and Sexual Abuse Hotline: 

            1-800-256-0551 (Domestic violence)

            1-800-256-0661 (Rape Crisis)

            1-800-799-7233 National Hotline


Covenant House NineLine (Youth Crisis Services): Bilingual: 1-800-999-9999


Crisis Intervention of Houston: 1-832-416-1177

Teens: 1-832-416-1199


RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network): 1-800-656-4673


SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Admin: 1-800-662-4357


National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

TEXT “BeFree” to 233733


National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-786-2929


2-1-1 Local Disaster Assistance

9-1-1 Local Fire, Police & EMS