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



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



Children Abuse Hotline 800-252-5400

Child Care Information Hotline 800-862-5252

Immunization Hotline 800-252-9152

Safe Riders (Infant Car Seats) Hotline 800-252-8255

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 800-843-5678

Attorney General Child Support Services 800-252-8014

SIDS Alliance 800-221-7437

Youth National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 800-843-5678

Texas Runaway Hotline 800-392-3352

Texas Youth Hotline 800-989-6884

Seniors Department of Aging & Disability Services (60+ Hotline) 800-252-9240

Office of Attorney General Consumer Protection 800-621-0508

Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services & Consumer Rights 800-458-9858

Legal Hotline for Texans 800-622-2520

Health & Disabled ALS (Lou Gehrig’s) 800-782-4747

American Diabetes Association 800-342-2383

American Parkinson Disease Association 800-223-2732

Cancer Information Hotline 800-227-2345

Deaf Services 800-332-3873

Division of Blind Services (DARS) 800-628-5115

HIV/STD Hotline 800-299-2437

Infectious Disease Hotline 800-252-8239

National Alzheimer’s Association 800-272-3900 

Abuse/Neglect Report Hotline 800-252-5400

Attorney General Crime Victims Compensation 800-983-9933

Injured Workers Hotline 800-252-7031

Lawyer Referral Service 800-252-9690

Family Law Hotline 800-777-3247

Literacy Hotline 800-441-7323

Mental Health & Drug Abuse Referral Hotline 800-662-4357

National Alcohol/Drug Referral 800-454-8966

National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233

National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-4673

Adapt Community Solutions (Mental Health/Chemical Dependency) 866-260-8000

Texas Workforce Commission Employer Hotline 800-832-9394

Texas Workforce Commission Unemployment Insurance Hotline 800-558-8321

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255