Beside Still Waters Application and Dates Available as of 1/9/2018

December 6, 2017

BSW application pdf


bsw writable application


Above are two links to our application. If you are in full time ministry position and meet the requirements for our program please feel free to submit an application. I accept applications via, email attachment, Fax 941-677-6023 or your application may be mailed to me at: BSW Program, c/o Katherine Kittsmiller, 26315 82nd Ave East, Myakka City, FL 34251.   When Emailing please note in subject line dates you are requesting.  I work from my home so please be aware that there is no phone line for BSW.  I  give out my cell number to booked applicants only in their acceptance packet so until I have you booked please communicate via email. If updated available dates are not posted you can still send in an application  and I can and will try to address all request as soon as possible. Please note: I work from home due to on going illness. In May 2012 I was diagnosed with Ulcertive Colitis and continue to have ongoing issues due to this that may cause delays. One day can be good and then it goes down hill.

As of January 9,2017: I am working on bookings thru June 2018. ( will have more posted soon)

January Dates Available:

  • January 14-23, 2018
  • January 19-28, 2018
  • January 20-29, 2018
  • January 21-30, 2018
  • January 28- February 6, 2018

February Dates Available:

  • February 27-March 8, 2018

March 2018 Dates Available:

  • March 1-10, 2018
  • March 10-16, 2018
  • March 13-22, 2018
  • March 17-26, 2018
  • March 23- April 1, 2018
  • March 24- April 2, 2018
  • March 27- April 2, 2018
  • March 30- April 8, 2018

April Dates Available:

  • April 1-10, 2018
  • April 3-12, 2018
  • April 10-19, 2018
  • April 11-20, 2018
  • April 12-21, 2018
  • April 18-27, 2018
  • April 19-28, 2018
  • April 21-30, 2018
  • April 27-May 6, 2018
  • April 28-May 7, 2018
  • April 30- May 9, 2018

May Dates Available:

  • May 1-10, 2018
  • May 6-15, 2018
  • May 8-17, 2018
  • May 9-18, 2018
  • May 10-19, 2018
  • May 16-25, 2018
  • May 18-27, 2018
  • May 19-28, 2018
  • May 20-29, 2018

The following changes are now in effect: Complete applications required for all applicants including IRS paperwork and reference.

January – December

  • Please Note: Priority will be given to new applicants before repeat applicant.
  • Please note : Repeat applicant my apply once every 24 months only . Please note we reserve the right to limit number of repeat bookings we will accept.
  • I will book applications that are complete ( Application Pages 3-7 Completely filled out , Reference letter on Church or Organization letterhead, IRS 501(c)3 Paperwork or Canadian equivalent. or Canadian Registry Number) Must be included with all applications.
  • Please mark each page with last name , first Initial please if your name is not already on it.
  • Please note I am working from home from now on,  please email your scanned application , fax it to 941-677-6023  please no pictures of applications

Please note our office is closed on Friday- Sunday and on holidays. You can always send in complete applications for the months I am not booking  and I will book requests as soon as I can. 

  • Effective Immediately we can no longer book more than on unit per application and maximum number of people in unit per application remains 6 ( including all children)
  • Booking are processed only once a completed approved application and all require paperwork is received . Date preference goes to first application to complete the above process. Do not ask us to hold dates.
  •   It is up to the applicant to make sure all required paperwork is received.

Do not call my home phone number

August 3, 2016

Please do not call my home phone number. We are strictly communicating via email . Once you are booked I will give you my cell number.  If you call my home phone number your application  will be denied.thank you for your understanding of  this. I try my best to get back to everyone but due to my illness I have not been as successful as I would like.

2016 repeat applicants

May 14, 2016

This year we have had an increase in the amount of new first time applicants. Because of this I have been unable to book many returning / repeat applicants. It is our priority to book the first time applicants before we can book a returning / repeat applicant’s request. I thank you in advance for your understanding of our priority. To clarify: if you have stayed at beside still waters in the past you are a returning /repeat applicant. Thank you, Kathie

New fax number

December 26, 2015

Here is the new fax number for bsw

941 677 6023

We no longer have an office number should you wish to contact me please email me at

Please note : I only give out my cell number to those who are already booked.

FYI. Happy Holidays and New Years

December 26, 2015

Just wanted to let you all know that I am taking time to be with may family this holiday season and will not be accepting applications till the Monday after the New Year. Hope all you well this holiday season. Kathie

September 17, 2015: New Email Address Starting Immediately

September 18, 2015

New Email Address for the Beside Still Waters Program is now

September 17, 2015: Changes coming October 1, 2015 ( Update ) Email changed

August 28, 2015

Hi Everyone,

As you know I have been battling illness for quite a while now. Due to this and changes we are implementing I want to give you a heads up. We are closing our office at 1111 9th Ave. W. Ste E., Bradenton as of October 1st ,2015. The TFF office will now be run from our COO’s  Elaine Ackel’s home and the BSW Program will be run from my home.  Due to my Common Variable Immune Deficiency I am having to limit my exposure to others. Unfortunately, We are going to have to switch email providers starting very soon. After I sent out this notice before we have decided to go with it works better with the outlook program we have been using for years, so my new email is and new fax number is now up and running.  New fax number is 941-677-6023. I am in the process of making the necessary changes to the application and the website.

At this time we are almost completely moved out of the office, Mail sent to the office address will be forwarded to Elaine’s Home Address and then she will get it to me. If you need to mail anything to me for BSW here is my address:

Katherine Kittsmiller
BSW Program
26315 82nd Ave East
Myakka City, FL 34251

I will continue to update you as changes are made. I am working on a new application form that is a fillable form.

Thank you for your patience during these changes.,