American Red Cross —Lamar County Chapter

Eric Cain, Regional Director

Mitsty Batts, Lamar County Chapter  903-737-4390   2673 N Main, Ste J, Paris, TX 75460

Provides 24-hour relief to victims of natural disasters and fire, emergency aid and communications for military families, and safety education that includes CPR/First Aid Training, Lifeguard Training, and water safety instruction.


ATCOG - Paris Metro Bus System

Nancy Hoehn, Manager      4808 Elizabeth St., Texarkana, TX 75503

Local: Sheena Record

Paris Metro Service   903-739-2444    240 10th SE, Bldg #5, Paris, TX 75460        

Fixed-route bus service in Paris, TX. Paris Metro Service operates Monday-Friday, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM.  


Big Brothers Big Sisters  

Kristen Bollman     903-784-7388    2803 Clarksville, Paris TX  75460         888-887-BIGS

Matches children ages 7-14 with a caring adult mentor in a one-to-one mentoring relationship. These adult relationships assist youth in achieving their highest potential as they grow to become responsible men and women. Through these simple friendships, Bigs experience the joy of helping children (Littles) discover a world of possibilities, opportunities, and skills to manage everyday challenges.


Boy Scouts of America, Circle Ten Council

Jim Sullivan   1-214-902-6700   8605 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235

Local: David Dean   Cliff Takawana

It is the mission of the Circle 10 Council, Boy Scouts of America, to serve others by helping instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical decisions during their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill are based on those found in the Scout Oath and Law.


Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley

Jerome Pipkins, Executive Director        1530 NE 1st , Paris TX  75460

Amy Helton, Office Manager    903-784-6360

Inspires and enables young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. State License Day Care and Drop-In programs available. Year-round programs and activities at 4 different service sites in Paris and Blossom. Youth Sports leagues, educational programs, field trips and mentoring. “The Positive Place for Youth”


Girl Scouts of NETX

Brenda Rozinsky    214-394-8933     


East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (ETCADA)

Linda Oyer        1-(800) 441-8639       708 Glencrest Lane, Longview, TX  75601

Paris Office - 903-784-1959   Tim Ming, OSAR Counselor  1-903-753-7633  Michael Touchstone, Tobacco Coalition Coordinator    450 SW 4th St, Ste 120, Paris, TX 75460 

Serves Lamar County residents through drug prevention support groups and programs for at-risk youth, substance abuse education, screening and referral to treatment, and a 24-hour crisis hotline (1-800-441-8639).


Imagination Library, Paris Kiwanis

Mr. Lynn Patterson  903-784-6374     www.pariskiwanis

To improve school readiness and achievement by providing an age appropriate book free to each child in Lamar County, Ages 0-5.


King's Daughters, The

Kay McNeal   903-785-3563     120 E Kaufman St.,    Mail: P. O. Box 1394,Paris, TX 75461-1394

Help is provided to the needy of all ages with emergency food, medicine, and transportation to medical facilities. Subsidies are available for child car in licensed day care centers for parents who work or are in school. School supplies are given to needy children in all schools in the county. Christmas baskets are distributed annually to seniors and special needs are fulfilled as identified.


Lakes Regional Community Center

Cathie Holden, IDDP Regional Manager/North Region,    O-1-903-438-3270, ext 1746,  F-1-972-885-7391, Day Care locations:  1630 Clement Rd and 2995 Lamar Ave,   Mail: 655 Airport Rd., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

Offers vocational training, community employment, day habilitation, leisure activities, service coordination, and residential services to persons with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD).


Lamar County Child Welfare Board

Sherry Williams, CPS Liaison       903-737-0340    P. O. Box 1664, Paris, TX 75461-1664   

Serves as a financial parent for children in foster care in Lamar County.


Lamar County Coalition of Education, Business & Industry (LCCEBI)

Fran King       903-782-0323     2400 Clarksville St, Paris, TX 75460

Ensure that Lamar County students are successful graduates, fully prepared to enter the workforce and/or higher education.


Lamar County Food Pantry (Downtown Food Pantry)

Alicia Jallah    903-737-8870   124 W Cherry St, Paris, TX 75460

To feed the hungry of Lamar County with no regard to race, religion. sex or country of origin.


Lamar County Human Resources Council, Inc. (LCHRC) - Meals on Wheels

Shelly Braziel       903-784-2580     1273 19th St. NW,     Mail: P. O. Box 714, Paris, TX 75461-0714

LCHRC promotes the independence and nutritional health of individuals as well as serving as a referral agency to ensure the needs of others are met.

1.     Meals on Wheels—Nutrition programs for the elderly and disabled.

2.     Transportation Services for the elderly.

3.     Telephone reassurance for seniors that are homebound.

4.     Operate ‘Senior Centers’ in Paris, Blossom, Roxton, providing the elderly with socialization.

5.     Food baskets to individuals/families in the community.

6.     Utility assistance.

7.     Assist seniors with heaters, blankets and fans.


Lamar County Literacy Council

Susan Sanchez     903-783-0424   2400 Clarksville, Paris TX  75460

Helps adults in Paris and Lamar County with reading improvement and English as a second language.


New Hope Center

Tanteta Scott          903-783-0353 X101      400 4th St. SE,    Mail: P. O. Box 87, Paris, TX 75461-0087

New Hope Center's mission is to provide a home of hope and direction for those who find themselves in life altering circumstances from either poor choices or life situations beyond their control. 


Paris / Lamar County Habitat for Humanity

Judy Martin   903-783-0599    170 8th St. SE,   Mail: P. O. Box 1555, Paris, TX 75461-1555

In partnership with God and with the support of a caring community, Paris/Lamar County Habitat for Humanity helps low income, deserving families in Paris and Lamar County work to earn simple, decent, affordable housing and improve the exteriors of existing homes with minor repairs and painting.


Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society

Kristina Crites    903-783-1922    505 Lamar Avenue,   Mail: P. O. Box 6455, Paris, TX 75461-6455

To improve the lives of individuals with Down Syndrome and other disabilities through support, education, and advocacy. Services include: support groups, tutoring and other activities for parents and children with disabilities.


Red River Valley Retired and Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Kelly Hamill, Project Director         903-782-0441       1405 S. Collegiate St.  Mail: 2400 Clarksville , Paris TX  75460             

Mobilizes adults 55 and older for volunteer services, matching skills, interests and abilities with the needs of agencies.


Salvation Army, The

Majors David and Clara Hodge   903-784-7548

Sheilia McIntire, Office Manager

Provides disaster relief, temporary housing, evening meal, clothing, furniture, food, diapers, rental assistance, utility assistance, gasoline, prescriptions and character building classes. Visits nursing homes and VA hospitals on a monthly basis and provides food baskets for less fortunate families during the holidays and Christmas toys.


Shelter Agencies for Families of East Texas, Inc. (SAFE-T)

Carol Gresham    1-903-572-0982     204 Patrick Street, Mt Pleasant TX  75455   Mail: P. O. Box 2337, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455-2337

Paris Office:    Shay Bills     903-783-1313  450 4th SW St.

Provides services to victims of abuse and domestic violence. For immediate help call 24-hour Hotline: 1-903-575-9999.


TX Dream Center      Ray Evers, ED       903-652-2352   126 US Hwy 271S     Deport, TX

12 month faith-based, residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation center for men, with a 6 moth after-care program