BFIA Services



Who can qualify for assistance?


Services are available to most residents of Bristol VA, Bristol TN, Blountville, Bluff City and some portions of Piney Flats (who are served by BTES).


List of BFIA Services


  • Utilities & Rent
  • Mortgage payment
  • Prescription assistance (no narcotics)
  • Food, diapers, personal hygiene items
  • Debt/Budget counseling
  • Free Medical Care
  • Referrals for drug or alcohol abuse
  • Referrals for education placement
  • Referrals for job placement
  • Referrals for violence/abusive situations


    What to bring...


  • Clients must provide photo I.D.
  • Social Security cards for every member of the household.
  • For Utility assistance, a copy of your delinquent bill or bill due within 4-5 days
  • For housing assistance, a copy of lease and landlord's name, address, telephone number, and proof of property ownership for individual landlords.
  • For prescription assistance, client must provide prescription or empty bottle for refillable prescription.
Bristol Faith In Action is an equal opportunity agency and does not discriminate in the dissemination of it's services on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • When churches unite help is faster and better. Help me to provide and serve our neighbors in crisis.

  • You qualify for assistance if you are a resident of Bristol VA, Bristol TN, Blountville, Bluff City, and some portions of Piney Flats.

  • Volunteer opportunities include client interviewing, data entry, receptionist, appointment setting, or inventory management.