Human Services Department

The Bristol Town Offices are open. Intakes are being conducted in person at this time, please contact the Human Services Director to schedule an appointment.

If you have access to a computer you may obtain an application on our website:

  • Applications can be filled out, saved and emailed directly to 
  • Or
  • Printed applications can be obtained at the Town Hall Welfare Office and dropped off at the same place.

You may also contact 744-2522 for information on assistance. You will need to leave a message with your name, phone number, email address and what you need assistance for. Please note that messages are checked daily and responded to as soon as possible. 

Thank you for your patience.

Our Mission

The mission of the Bristol Human Services/Welfare Office shall be: to administer local welfare services in accordance to NH R.S.A. 165 and to facilitate the process of residents’ self-sufficiency. The office shall assist all individuals, (whether they can be directly assisted through Town of Bristol General Assistance funds or not) to network to other existing programs, re-employment efforts, and referrals to other agencies in an effort to facilitate an individuals’ return to personal independence.

Eligibility for assistance is determined by having each individual complete an extensive application in order to provide an overview of the specific situation the client is in. Assistance is provided for individuals basic necessities in accordance with State law and Town Guidelines. The applicants that are found eligible are assisted on expenses such as food, heat, electricity, rent, prescription drugs and other basic living and working needs.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Ingrid Heidenreich Human Services Director