BRIDGE MINISTRY OF BURTON, TEXAS

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

FOOD ASSISTANCE

 

Our monthly mobile food pantry serves Washington County (Texas) residents who qualify through the Texas Commodity Assistance Program. The below income guidelines remain effective through June 30, 2022.

 

Number of household members = 1; income should not exceed $23,828 (annually), $1,986 (monthly) or $459 (weekly)

Number of household members = 2; income should not exceed $32,227 (annually), $2,686 (monthly) or $620 (weekly)

Number of household members = 3; income should not exceed $40,626 (annually), $3,386 (monthly) or $782 (weekly)

Number of household members = 4; income should not exceed $49,025 (annually), $4,086 (monthly) or $943 (weekly)

Number of household members = 5; income should not exceed $57,424 (annually), $4,786 (monthly) or $1,105 (weekly)

Number of household members = 6; income should not exceed $65,823 (annually), $5,486 (monthly) or $1,266 (weekly)

Number of household members = 7; income should not exceed $74,222 (annually), $6,186 (monthly) or $1,428 (weekly)

Number of household members = 8; income should not exceed $82,621 (annually), $6,886 (monthly) or $1,589 (weekly)

For each additional person, add $8,399 (annually), $700 (monthly) or $162 (weekly).

 

Use your gross income to determine eligibility. Farmers and self-employed households qualify based on net income (total income minus expenses). A household with unexpected and unavoidable expenses of a household crisis may qualify for temporary, emergency food assistance without regard to the household's gross or net income.

 

Other ways to qualify include individuals who are receiving one or more of the following types of assistance: Temporary Assistance To Needy Families (TANF / AFDC), SNAP (Food Stamps), SSI, Medicaid, CHIP or WIC. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Utilice la cantida de ingresos para determinar su elegibilidad. Los agricultores y los hogares autónomos califican Sobre el ingreso neto (ingreso total menos gastos). Un hogar con inesperado e inevitable gastos de una crisis familiar pueden calificar para ayuda alimentaria de emergencia sin consideración a la cantida de ingresos o netos del hogar. Esta institución es un proveedor de igualdad de oportunidades.

 

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

 

The pharmacies at H-E-B and also at Walmart in Brenham have been supplied with COVID-19 vaccinations. Call ahead for information about appointments and availability. Explain to the pharmacist if you do not have access to a computer or internet.

H-E-B® Pharmacy is at 2508 South Day; their phone number is 979-277-0906.

Walmart is at 203 U.S. Loop 290 West; their phone number is 979-830-1023.

 

Brazos Transit District also is providing free COVID-19 vaccine transportation to several counties, including Washington, Brazos, Grimes and Burleson. To schedule a free ride call 979-778-0607 or 800-272-0039; select option 3.

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

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 btd.org.

 

 

FEBRUARY'S WINTER STORM

 

We still have some neighbors who are working on repairing broken pipes from February's winter storm. If Dollar General again runs out of water, and you need drinking water, please call 979-337-3370 or visit our administrative office during operating hours.

 

If you sustained damage from snow and ice during the winter storms and you have insurance, contact your insurance company and then FEMA. Your insurance claim information is needed to determine eligibility for federal assistance. For more information, visit https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4586.

 

SENIOR CYBER SHOPPING

 

For those who have specific dietary needs, Faith Mission offers Senior Cyber Shopping. Call 1-800-845-8035 and the Faith Mission staff will enter your grocery list online and schedule the order so that you can pick up from the parking lot. Please note that this service is limited, based on their staff’s schedule and time.

 

RENT OR UTILITY ASSISTANCE

 

Brazos Valley Community Action Programs Energy/Housing office has emergency funding for individuals affected by COVID-19. The funds are available for income eligible households in crisis to help pay for utilities, food, rent, temporary shelter, fuel, childcare and prescriptions, as well as other approved expenses that are directly related to the pandemic crisis. You will be asked to fill out an application and provide proof of eligibility.

For assistance with utilities, send an email to UtilityAssistance@bvcog.org

For all other COVID-19 assistance, send an email to CARESrelief@bvcog.org

For more information, call 979-595-2801, extension 8005.

 

RURAL LEGAL AID CLINICS

 

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 https://www.tlsc.org/brenham.

 

TEXAS WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM

 

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.

 

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

 

Washington County Habitat for Humanity anticipates opening its application process again in January 2022. 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 wchh.org.

 

ACCESSIBILITY RAMPS

 

Burton Bridge Ministry will explore whether your circumstances qualify you for an accessibility ramp through our Helping Hands program, or whether the Texas Ramp Project can 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.

 

MINOR HOME REPAIRS

 

Through our Helping Hands ministry, we can spend up to $500 per year on minor home repairs for Burton neighbors who are low income, senior citizens, or disabled. Call 979-337-3370 and we will mail you a paper application.

 

CAPTIONCALL

 

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 CaptionCall.com.

 

DIABETES TRIALS

 

Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging is currently recruiting participants for the Living Healthier with Diabetes study, which is designed to find out what kind of education is most effective for people with type 2 diabetes. Eligible participants can receive up to $300 in grocery store gift cards. For more information and eligibility, please email agingresearch@tamu.edu or call 979.436.9352 or visit cphatraining.com/research-studies.

 

HOMELESSNESS

 

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.

 

COVID-19 OUTREACH PROGRAM

 

If you or your family have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Texans Recovering Together is here to help. Texans Recovering Together has trained professionals available to assist you in the recovery process. Free relief is one call away. Call 936-521-6331.

 

HOTLINES

 

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