Partner Agencies



American Red Cross —Lamar County Chapter

Christal Prince, Executive 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

Mark Compton, 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.  


Boy Scouts of America, Circle Ten Council

Brian Lamirande   1-214-902-6700   8605 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235

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

Jason Macchia, Executive Director        1530 NE 1st , Paris TX  75460


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”


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. Open M-Th 8:30am-11:30am


Lamar County Child Welfare Board

Deanna Nickerson, 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 Food Pantry (Downtown Food Pantry)

Allen Hubbard, Executive Director    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.  Pantry open Tuesdays and Thursdays.


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.

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.


Horizon House

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

The mission at Horizon House 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.  Housing for men, women and families.  


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.  Ages 3 and up.


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

Guy and Dolores Watts      903-784-7548

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)

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

Paris Office:     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.


CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) - Magean Pretre,,  2673 N. Main, Ste F  


CASA for KIDS - Sharon Eubanks, 903-737-4346, 2025 NW Loop 286


Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Angela Spradlin 903-454-0300


Tailored Rides      Taylor Sandoval       384 CR 42520  903-401-9644