Bristol Faith in Action was established in 2001 and became a tax-exempt 501 ©(3) as the coordinated effort of 13 area churches who has the vision that by coordinating and joining together they could be more effective in serving Bristol area residents who find themselves in financial crisis. The first clients were seen on January 9, 2002. Since that time the churches affiliated and supporting the outreach ministry has grown to over 75 churches of all denominations.
To partner with our local churches and agencies by assisting and advocating for those in financial crisis to meet their immediate needs and share the love of Christ and compassion with our community.
To see people break cycles of poverty and move toward financial stability while connecting with a church community to support their spiritual growth.
WHO WE ARE
There are only two paid employees -- the Executive Director who is recently full time, and the Client Services Coordinator, full time. The vast majority of client-related functions are accomplished by the dedicated assistance of approximately 12 volunteers.
The board of directors is comprised of 12 people representing clergy and laypersons with specific skill sets like finance, law, planning, etc.
Bristol Faith In Action is a United Way of Bristol agency and is also financially supported by its member churches, foundations, grants, individual donors, businesses and organizations.