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 at 4:30pm and lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bread line daily. Call 904-784-7548

City Square located at 2515 Bonham street serves breakfast and lunch M-F.  Call 903-706-2990

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

United Way of Lamar County Mini Food Pantries are located at our office, 2340 Lamar Avenue, in front of the Paris-Lamar County Health District, behind the Paris Public Library, next to the Community Garden at Paris Regional Health, in front of Bonham Church of God, at the Roxton center, and in front of Justiss, Crockett and Aaron Parker Elementary schools and at Head Start.


Need a Home or Help Paying Your Rent?

The United Way of Lamar County has a limited rental assistance program for those in need. Applications open on the 20th of the month until the end of the month and are available at the UWLC office at 2340 Lamar Avenue (no phone calls please)

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

Salvation Army - Emergency Shelter for men, women and families 7pm-7am. Call 903-784-7548.


Need Transportation?

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


Need Services for Addiction?

Lakes Regional Community Center - office number 903-737-2475 or call the 24/7 mental health crisis line at 877-466-0660.

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


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?

The United Way of Lamar County offers utility assistance for those in need. Call 903-784-6642 to apply.

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

Lamar Avenue Church of Christ, 903-785-0387

St. Vincent de Paul, 903-272-9267


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 903-575-9999 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?

City Square, located at 2515 Bonham Street, call 903-706-2990


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, Circle 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

Tailored Rides, 903-401-9644

PCT Children's Theatre, 903-784-0259

United Way of Lamar County - Kids Marathon, Reach the Reader, Texas Scholars - call 903-784-6642


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