Need Help? Find it Here!

Hungry? Need food assistance?

Downtown Food Pantry located at 124 W. Cherry is open Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. Must be a Lamar County resident.  Call 903-737-8870.

The Salvation Army located at 350 W. Kaufman serves a hot meal every day (M-F) at 4:30pm and lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bread line daily. Call 904-784-7548

Meals on Wheels delivers a hot meal M-F to those who qualify including elderly, the disabled and veterans.  Call 903-784-2580.

 

Need a Home or Help Paying Your Rent?

The New Hope Center located at 450 4th Street SW is a transitional housing program for men, women and families.  They also help with rental assistance.  Call 903-783-0353.

Habitat for Humanity builds homes for those who qualify and volunteer their time.  Call 903-783-0599

 

Need Transportation?

The Paris Metro is a fixed bus route in the City of Paris. TRAX provides rides by appointment.  Call 903-739-2444.

Dylan's Drivers can give you a confidential, sober, safe ride home Thurs-Sat nights.  Call 903-905-4959.

 

Need Services for Addiction?

The East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (ETCADA) can be reached at 1-800-441-8639 for prevention and intervention services and recovery coaches

The Texas Dream Center, located  at 126 US Hwy 271 S in Deport is a residential rehab program for men.  Call 903-652-2352

 

Need Services for Children with Disabilities?

The REACH Center is located at 505 Lamar Avenue and provides after-school care and programs for all children with disabilities ages 3-18.  Call 903-783-1922

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) provides in home training for ages 0-3.  Call 903-249-8332

 

Need Utility Assistance?

Co-Ministry, located at 470 E. Kaufman, is open M & F 9am-noon and W 1:30-4:30pm.  Call 903-783-0671.

 

Medication/ Dental Assistance?

The King's Daughter's located at 120 E. Kaufman and is opened M-Thurs. 8:30am-11:30am

Co-Ministry, located at 470 E. Kaufman, is open M & F 9am-noon and W 1:30-4:30pm.  Call 903-783-0671.

 

Fleeing Domestic Violence or Been Sexual Assaulted?

SAFE-T (Shelter Agencies for Families in East Texas) - call 903-575-999 or 1-888-801-HELP

 

Experienced a Home Fire or Need a Smoke Detector?

American Red Cross, located at 2673 N. Main Street, or call 903-737-4391.

 

Services for Children Who Have Been Abused or Neglected or In the Foster Care System

Children's Advocacy Center located at 711 Pine Bluff or call 903-784-5787

CASA for Kids, located at 2025 NW Loop 286 or call 903-737-4346

Lamar County Child Welfare Board, call 903-737-0340

 

Need Showers or Laundry Assistance?

The Salvation Army located at 350 W. Kaufman. Call 904-784-7548

City Square Paris, call 903-227-4412

 

Programming for Youth

Boys and Girls Club of Paris, located at 1530 NE 1st street has after-school programming, sports leagues and a teen center.  Call 903-784-6360

Boy Scouts of America, Cirle Ten, call 214-902-6719

Girls Scouts of Northeast Texas, call 972-349-2451

Imagination Library (free books monthly ages birth-5) call 903-517-4838

Lamar County Coalition of Education, Business & Industry (Kids Marathon, Reach the Reader, Texas Scholars) - call 903-782-0330

 

Need Tutoring or Help Getting Your GED?

Lamar County Literacy Council, located in the PJC Continuing Education Building, call 903-782-0424.

 

Need Help Getting a Birth Certificate, ID, Childcare Assistance or other?

The King's Daughter's located at 120 E. Kaufman and is opened M-Thurs. 8:30am-11:30am

 

 

All addresses are for Paris, Texas.  All agencies listed, except Co-Ministry are funded in part with grants from the United Way of Lamar County.