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Board of Directors
PASTOR JOHN TIDWELL
DR. BILL GURLEY
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”
BSS accepts the client's with a referral from DHS, proof of income, proof of residence, a valid photo ID for each adult in the household and shot records or birth certificate for children. Clients may complete their shopping Food orders are filled according to available foods, as well as the size of the household. Once every other 60 Days for individuals under 55, individuals 55 years of age and older are served monthly.
Bristow Social Services no longer provides clothing assistance however we refer our clients to stop by the
First Church of God
located at 4th and Walnut
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(Electric, Gas, Water)
Clients must have a photo ID, proof of residence, proof of income, a copy of the most recent Utility Bill and Cut-Off Notice. Clients can receive assistance once every six months; when funds are available, partial payment of an electric, gas, propane or water bill may be made.
Medication subsidies are available for life threatening illnesses with a written prescription from a physician. Clients must have a valid photo ID, proof of residence, proof of income, a copy of the prescription. Bristow Social Services does not assist with Painkillers, Antidepressants, and/or Psychotropic Drugs. Clients can receive assistance once quarterly or every 4 months.
REFERRALS TO OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS
When there are services or supplies unavailable to Bristow Social Services; we will refer you to a strong partner and provider of our organization.
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
In 2014, Bristow social services served 10,808 clients a 30% increase in client services over 2013. Current economic conditions predict that our client base will continue to grow.
Bristow Social Services has already expanded services to include serving seniors because seniors are a large and growing population base in Bristow.
Offering a Hand Up
BRISTOW SOCIAL SERVICES
Bristow Social Services has been providing services to those in need since 1989
What We Do
BRISTOW SOCIAL SERVICES
was the “brainchild” of The Bristow Ministerial Alliance (BMA) a faith-based organization of area churches coming together and meeting social needs throughout the community. BMA has been active for over 20 years and continues to serve community needs. In 1986, BMA received and administered funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) throughout western and southern Creek County. Through this and other efforts, the need for a centralized social service delivery system became apparent and Bristow Social Services was formed under the auspice of BMA. On 3/15/1989, Bristow Social Services became incorporated and on 2/14/1990, the corporation received status as a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit Organization. Bristow Social Services became a TAUW Member Agency in 1993. Bristow Social Services continues to work closely with the BMA serving the needs of its community.
Our Humble History
To be the primary coordinator and provider of life crisis services in Bristow and the surrounding areas by providing food, clothing, utility, prescription, senior assistance, disaster relief and emergency financial assistance.