2020 PARTNER AGENCIES
American Red Cross —Lamar County Chapter
Christal Prince, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Mitsty Batts, Lamar County Chapter email@example.com 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
Local: Sheena Record firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Jim Sullivan email@example.com 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
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”
East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (ETCADA)
Paris Office - 903-784-1959 Tim Ming, OSAR Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org 1-903-753-7633
email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Steve Wilson, Executive Director email@example.com
1455 20th Street NE
Offers free, safe and confidential rides home Thursday-Saturday nights for those who are rendered incapable of driving.
Lamar County Child Welfare Board
Deanna Nickerson, CPS Liaison 903-737-0340 P. O. Box 1664, Paris, TX 75461-1664 firstname.lastname@example.org
Serves as a financial parent for children in foster care in Lamar County.
Lamar County Coalition of Education, Business & Industry (LCCEBI)
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)
Allen Hubbard, Executive Director 903-737-8870 124 W Cherry St, Paris, TX 75460 www.downtownfoodpantry.org
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 email@example.com www.mealsonwheelstexas.org/directoryListings/category/45
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.nationalliteracydirectory.org/lamar-county-literacy-council
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. Housing for men, women and families. Provides rental assistance.
Paris / Lamar County Habitat for Humanity
Judy Martin 903-783-0599 170 8th St. SE, Mail: P. O. Box 1555, Paris, TX 75461-1555 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Mobilizes adults 55 and older for volunteer services, matching skills, interests and abilities with the needs of agencies.
Salvation Army, The www.facebook.com/thesalvationarmyparistexas.com
Martha and Frankie Higdon email@example.com 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)
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)
TX Dream Center Ray Evers, ED 903-652-2352 126 US Hwy 271S Deport, TX firstname.lastname@example.org
12 month faith-based, residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation center for men, with a 6 moth after-care program