2024 Partner Agencies



American Red Cross —Lamar County Chapter

Mitsty Batts, Lamar County Chapter  misty.batts2@redcross.org  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   mcompton@atcog.org     www.atcog.org

Local: Sheena Record  srecord@atcog.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

Brian Lamirande   brian.lamirande@scouting.org   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

Erin Lewis, Interim Director        1530 NE 1st , Paris TX  75460     boysgirlsclubparistx@gmail.com         www.bgca.org


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    pattlynn5@gmail.com     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    kdparis@att.net     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

Bob Hundley, Board Chair      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  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 Literacy Council

Susan Sanchez     903-783-0424   2400 Clarksville, Paris TX  75460    ssanchez@parisjc.edu       www.nationalliteracydirectory.org/lamar-county-literacy-council

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


Paris / Lamar County Habitat for Humanity

Marion Hutchison   903-783-0599    170 8th St. SE,   Mail: P. O. Box 1555, Paris, TX 75461-1555  parishabitat@suddenlinkmail.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    kcrites@rrvdss.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)

Kelly Hamill, Project Director         903-782-0441       1405 S. Collegiate St.  Mail: 2400 Clarksville , Paris TX  75460     khamill@parisjc.edu      www.parisjc.edu/index.php/pjc2/main/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

Jennifer and Paul Chisholm      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.

CASA for KIDS -  903-737-4346, 2025 NW Loop 286  clint@pariscasa@gmail.com


Tailored Rides      Taylor Sandoval       384 CR 42520  903-401-9644 weybapfarm@yahoo.com


Paris Community Theatre Children's Theatre 903-784-0259,  36 N. Plaza, www.pctonstage.com

HOMESTAY 903-495-8999 Provides free home repairs for those who qualify