Red River County Resources

Click on a category below for a list of local resources:

Community, Faith & Recreation

Info Referral

Make referrals based up on the need of the person calling. Will direct the person to the correct location or phone number. Can leave questions and comments for the governor.

800-252-9600

Meals on Wheels

Provide meals to the elderly and disabled. Assist fans and heaters. Accept financial, fans, and heaters as donations. Donations may be brought to the Lamar County Human Resource Counsel. Onsite meals and delivery sign up: M-F from 10am-1pm 1002 W College Ave. Clarksville, Texas 75426

903-784-2580, P.O. Box 714 Paris TX. 75460

Red River County Chamber of Commerce

Facilitate the success of new and existing business, and especially to encourage newcomers and to make their decision to move to Red River County easier and more enjoyable.

903-427-2645, Contact Person: Laura Dial, 101 N. Locust St., Clarksville, TX 75426, redrivercoc.com, www.facebook.com/rrccoc

The Hub Community Center

Offer services through Red River County by community engagement, partnering with other nonprofits and organizations to bring unity to the community, offer the facility and spaces for rent for meetings, celebrations, and private partys. Co-Working Open Hours M-W 10-3pm, Th 8-11am. Others as programs are scheduled.

903-427-4929, 501 W. Broadway, Clarksville, TX 75426, http://facebook.com/hubclarksville/

Zip Code Connection

Faith-Based Community Development. Supports the community through development & collaboration for initiatives to grow resources for Education & Training, Health/Wellness, Community Engagement (Hub Community Center & Red River County Alliance) as well as Economic Development.

903-427-4929, Contact Person: Melinda Watters ( ), 501 W. Broadway, Clarksville, TX 75426

Counseling & Support

AA/NA

Support for those struggling with an alcohol and drug addiction. AA/NA 7:00-8:00 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at The Hub Community Center in Clarksville.

903-249-5006, 903-219-0132, 501 W Broadway, Clarksville, TX 75426

Alzheimer’s Alliance of North East Texas

Provide personal consultations, memory screenings, neuropsychological testing, support groups, respite care, a tracking and identification system for wanderers, educational workshops and seminars, physician outreach and in-service training for health and medical professionals, a comprehensive resource library, and a client and caregiver advocacy. Donations may be made online at secure.etransfer.com or by calling 903-509-8323.

800-789-0508, 211 Winchester Dr., Tyler, TX 75701, www.alzalliance.org

Alzheimer's Support

Offer support for Alzheimer's patients once a month. Patients may call for appts.

903-737-3672, Contact Person: Tania Roland, 1128 Clarksville St. Ste 300, Paris, TX 75460

American Council on Alcoholism

Referral service that will refer people across the country to the resources they need or may be eligible for dealing with their alcohol problem

800-527-5344, www.acausa.org

American Diabetes Association

Provide information to the diabetes community. Provide free literature to those who have diabetes. Free programs so individuals can receive free information for a year. Provides financial resources for diabetes patients who are financially unable to see a doctor or buy medicine. Raise diabetes awareness every year all over the nation on March 22nd. Donations are accepted by mail, phone, or online.

800-342-2383, P.O. Box 11537, Alexandria, VA 22312, www.diabetes.org

Area Agency on Aging

Free benefits counseling for seniors 60 years or older or persons less than 60 who have medicare. The counselor is in Clarksville the first week of every month to meet with clients at the Lennox Resource Center. Call to make appt. Also have programs to help with Medicare cost for low income seniors.

800-372-4464, Contact Person: Wendi Harper, Benefits Counselor 903-832-8636 4808 Elizabeth St., Texarkana, TX 75503

Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging (Caregiver Support)

Provides caregiver support to persons age 60 and older. Contract with home health agencies to provide one day, three hours per week or every other week for respite. Services are provided on a temporary basis for 3-6 months. Also assist with minor home repairs/grab bars, emergency reponse services, and a one time shipment of incontinence supplies if funding is available.

800-372-4464, Contact Person: Karon Khan 903-832-8636, 4808 Elizabeth St., Texarkana, TX 75503

Child, Disabled & Elderly Abuse

Handles all intake calls for disabled and elderly adults as well as children. The calls are then assessed and sent to the appropriate department.

800-252-5400

Disability Rights

Advocate for people who feel their civil rights has been violated.

800-252-9108, www.intake.drtx.org

Domestic Violence Division

Legal advocacy(Protective orders, divorce), support groups. Provides services to anyone in Texas that qualifies. Shelter provided for battered women.

903-793-4357, 903-794-4000, 424 Spruce St., Texarkana, Texas 75501

Down Syndrome Society

Service individual of all disabilities. Offer an afterschool program for children with any disability. Host buddy baseball and buddy walk. Offer support groups throughout the year. Service ages all ages.

903-783-1922, 505 Lamar Ave, Paris, TX 75460

Dr. Jill Awtrey

Offer all mental health services.

903-782-9500, Contact Person: Rosanna Wehrman, LCSW (Accepts Medicare), Bob Robertson, Nurse Specialist, 2850 Lewis Lane, Paris, TX 75460

ETCADA

Tobacco risk education, prevention and presentations. Representative at Lennox Resource Center every Thursday. Drug, Alcohol screenings and referrals for rehab and treatment.

903-784-1959, Tylers Alcohol and Drug Screening: 800-441-8639, 450 SW 4th St. STE 120, Paris, TX 75460

Freedom of Choice

Offers substance abuse treatment for patients who have indigent and private pay insurance as well as patients who can't afford to pay for treatment.

903-427-2226, 106 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Clarksville, TX 75426, www.communityhealthcore.com

Health & Human Services Commission

Except and investigate all complaints filed against the Health and Human Services

800-252-9330, www.hhsc.state.tx.us/ombudsman

HIV/STD Help Line

Will give information such as where to get tested for HIV and other std's in Texas.

800-299-2437

Hopeline 24/7

Offer a 24/7 hotline for anyone who is suicidal or in crisis that need to talk to someone. Offers a program called survivors of suicide for family members who have lost someone to suicide.

800-784-2433, www.sccenter.org

Living Well with Chronic Condition

provides free classes for diabetes and heart conditions and how to control the conditions. Also offers car seat classes. May call for an appt.

903-785-4561, Contact Person: Emily, www.parislamarhealth.com

Missing Persons Clearinghouse

Serve law enforcement and the public in assisting with finding missing persons as well as identifying unidentified bodies or persons.

800-346-3243, www.dps.texas.gov

Models of the Maker Administration Office

Battered Women's Shelter provides battered women temporary shelter while helping them cope with their problems as well as adjusting to life and gradually getting their life back together.

903-784-2872, 903-783-0353, Pine Bluff, Paris, TX 75460

Northeast Texas MHMR

Offer behavioral health services for patients ages 18 and older. Offers counseling services. Service adults who has had a problem with substance abuse. Help adults apply for disability and social security. Offer support groups throughout the month. also service adults with MR. Service children with ADHD or any type of mental health ages 3 and up.

903-427-2226, 106 N. Martin Luther King, Clarksville, TX 75426, www.communityhealthcore.com

Quit Hotline

Provide fee over the phone and internet coaching to help quit smoking or tobacco. Coaches are available 24/7. Provide 2 weeks of free patches.

877-937-7848, www.yesquit.org

Rape Crisis Hotline

Offer individual and group counseling. Support groups for sexual assault victims. Yoga offered for survivors. Legal advocacy. Serves victims 13 years old and up. Serves the family and friends of victims as well.

800-886-7273, www.theturningpoint.org

Safe T Crisis Center

A counseling program that offers free counseling for women and men. Helps the individuals start a new life. Will help with first month rent and deposit, will also help with electricity waivers. Offers legal advocacy as well as children and group advocacy. 24 hour crisis care, rape crisis intervention.

903-783-1313, Contact Person: Crystal Sellers, www.safe-tagency.com

Social Security Administration

Conduct interviews for people applying for disability or social security. Refer applicants to doctors for disability claims, helps with Medicare claims, answer any questions applicants or patients may have with benefits.

888-619-4772, www.socialsecurity.gov

USA Relay

Makes relay calls for the hearing impaired.

800-735-2988

Education, Employment & Training

Clarksville ISD

Provide education for children grades pre-k through 12th grade. Helps upperclassmen prepare for college and future training opportunities as young adults. Must live in the Clarksville/Red River County area.

903-427-3891, Ext 701, Contact Person: Pam Bryant (Superintendent), 1500 W Main St., Clarksville, TX 7526, www.clarksvilleisd.net

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

State vocational program that work with people ages 16 and up that help disabled people transition back into work depending on skill level.

903-255-3220, Contact Person: Thelma Green, 410 Baylor St., Texarkana, TX 75503

Experience Works

Offers jobs and employment training and assistance to individuals age 55 and older.

855-307-1171, Contact Person: Wes Cowan 254-400-2770

GED/Continuing Education- Paris Junior College

Ged Tutoring, Prep and Continuing Education Classes offered at the Red River County Library and The Hub Community Center in Clarksville. PJC has general education courses in Greenville, Sulpher Springs, with their main campus in Paris. GED Classes M, W, Th from 5:30-8:30 pm at The Hub Community Center, 501 W Broadway, Clarksville, Texas 75426. Baseline test to be taken at the Red River County Library during open hours. JC Continuing Education classes offered at The Hub Community Center. Call or come by for an updated calendar of courses. 903-247-4929.

903-782-0424, Contact Person: Rita Pringle 903-782-0447, www.parisjc.edu

Goodwill

Provide career training and job opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantages. Sell used clothing and household items at discounted prices. Nearest locations in Paris or Mount Pleasant, Texas.

903-784-5885, Corporate number: 903-893-3145

Paris Junior College

The Educational Opportunity Center provides adults with information about educational and career opportunities. The Center also provides information on admissions requirements to educational programs, including workforce programs, and available financial aid. EOC advisors assist with the preparation of college admissions and financial aid applications. Advisors also assist program participants to define career goals and plan specific ways to carry out these goals. Advisors provide up-to-date information on available careers, earning potential, and educational requirements.

903-782-0352, www.parisjc.edu

RPM Staffing

Helps individuals with job training, also helps place individuals in jobs depending on qualifications and availability.

903-785-1100, 2505 S. Church St., Paris, TX 75460

Texas Workforce Commission

Unemployed workers may call in or file unemployment and also get answers about unemployment benefits.

800-939-6631, www.twc.state.tx.us

Workforce Solutions NE Texas

Helps with all unemployment needs, will help pay for some educational training for job placement. Provides a list of job openings for individuals to apply for. Provides computer, telephone, printer, and fax machine for job related business.

903-784-4356, www.workintexas.org

Emergency Assistance, Disaster

Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging (Caregiver Support)

Provides caregiver support to persons age 60 and older. Contract with home health agencies to provide one day, three hours per week or every other week for respite. Services are provided on a temporary basis for 3-6 months. Also assist with minor home repairs/grab bars, emergency reponse services, and a one time shipment of incontinence supplies if funding is available.

800-372-4464, Contact Person: Karon Khan 903-832-8636, 4808 Elizabeth St., Texarkana, TX 75503

Disaster Assistance

Assist with transportation, medical, dental, moving, to anyone that has had a disaster if qualified.

800-582-5233

Lamar Ave Church of Christ

Open on 2nd and 4th Monday from 1pm-3pm. Anyone with a need for food can come in and get a basket. Limit is 3x per year unless there is and emergency situation.

903-785-0387, Contact Person: Kim, 3535 Lamar Ave., Paris, TX 75460

Red River Charities

Offer emergency assistance up to 200.00, youth scholorships, rides to doctor's appts. No Cable or phone bills.

903-933-1552, Contact Person: John Mcpeters

TRAX

Will provide transportation to destinations such as grocery store, doctors visit, work, or bill pay. A minimum 24 hour notice is required. Small fee based upon where transportation is needed.

866-575-9014

Food, Clothing & Household

Avery Food Pantry

Open 3rd & 4th Tuesdays of each month from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Provides food assistance to clients in need.

903-684-3302, 160 FM 911 South, Avery, TX 75554, www.easttexasfoodbank.org

Christians in Action

Offer homeless shelter for men. Any male can utilize this service. Free household items and clothing to the public. Food baskets are also available. Everything is free

903-784-6857

Clarksville Food Bank

Gives food baskets to the public on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 2:00 PM-5:30 PM.

903-427-2181, Contact Person: Patsy Dial, 2200 Hwy 82 West, Clarksville, TX 75426, www.easttexasfoodbank.org

Detroit Food Pantry

Provides food to citizens from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM the 1st Tuesday of every month.

903-517-6622, 100 W.Shepard, Detroit, TX 75436

First Baptist Church

Will help 2 people every month with a minimum of 25.00 for utilities..

903-427-2271, 1501 OLD US HWY 80, Clarksville, TX 75426

Food Stamps

Applicants can fill out an application to see if they apply for food stamps. If they are eligible, they will receive a food benefit card with the amount of food stamps they are eligible for. They may use the benefit card for food purchases only and any participating food store.

211, www.211texas.org

Goodwill

Provide career training and job opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantages. Sell used clothing and household items at discounted prices. Nearest locations in Paris or Mount Pleasant, Texas.

903-784-5885, Corporate number: 903-893-3145

Health Human Services (M/C)

Offers service such as food stamps Medicaid, tanf,assitive/rehabilitative services, family protective services for cps and aps, and aging and disabilities. Assist with filling out appropriate application for each service.

903-427-3874, 308 N. Cedar St., Clarksville, TX 75426, www.dfps.state.tx.us

Kittens/Cubs Clothing Consignment

Discount Clothing & Consignment for all ages.

903-427-1425, Contact Person: Misty Compton, 203 N Locust, Clarksville, TX 75426

Lamar Ave Church of Christ

Open on 2nd and 4th Monday from 1pm-3pm. Anyone with a need for food can come in and get a basket. Limit is 3x per year unless there is and emergency situation.

903-785-0387, Contact Person: Kim, 3535 Lamar Ave., Paris, TX 75460

Library Thrift Shop

Available to any one that need clothing, household items, baby items, or books. Open 9:00am-noon on Saturdays.

903-427-3991, 307 N. Walnut, Clarksville, TX 75426, www.rrlibrary.blogspot.com

Meals on Wheels

Provide meals to the elderly and disabled. Assist fans and heaters. Accept financial, fans, and heaters as donations. Donations may be brought to the Lamar County Human Resource Counsel. Onsite Meals and fellowship in Clarksville at the American Legion Building, M-F, 9-12pm.

903-784-2580, P.O. Box 714 Paris, TX 75460

Texas Department of Aging & Disability

Request meals on wheels, home health provider, and CBA (Community Based agency), provide care for individuals in the community: own home, group home, domicile care home rather than hospital or long term care setting. Services for elderly and disabled over age 18 can be considered.

877-317-2121

Health & Wellness

Alzheimer’s Alliance of North East Texas

Provide personal consultations, memory screenings, neuropsychological testing, support groups, respite care, a tracking and identification system for wanderers, educational workshops and seminars, physician outreach and in-service training for health and medical professionals, a comprehensive resource library, and a client and caregiver advocacy. Donations may be made online at secure.etransfer.com or by calling 903-509-8323.

800-789-0508, 211 Winchester Dr., Tyler, TX 75701, www.alzalliance.org

American Cancer Society

Local office in Tyler. Cancer information specialist available, offer transportation for cancer patients. A program is available for patients to get free lodging if they have to have treatment out of town. Patients with no insurance may be get connected to a social worker to help with treatment. Patients with insurance my get help with co-pays. Coordinates fundraisers such as relay for life to raise funds for cancer. Accept all financial donations. Donations may be made by phone, web, or mail. ""The American Cancer Society offers programs and services to help the more than 1.4 million cancer patients diagnosed each year in this country, and the 11 million cancer survivors – as well as their family and friends. We provide information, day-to-day help, and emotional support. And best of all, it's is free. They offer rides to treatment, lodging, hair loss and mastectomy products, breast cancer support, cancer education classes, help with appearance-related side effects of treatment, etc. Whether it is providing information to help make decisions or free services like transportation to and from cancer treatment or a free place to stay while receiving treatment far from home, the American Cancer Society is available around the clock to help people focus on getting well. Accepts donations by phone or web

800-227-2345, www.cancer.org

American Heart Association

Fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives. Provide CPR education training, help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. Provide science-bases treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. Educate law makers and the public as they advocate to make healthy changes for the communities.

800-242-8721, www.heart.org

Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Donations are accepted by phone, online, or mail.

800-442-6653, 1349 Empire Central Ste. 340, Dallas, TX 75247, www.arthritis.org

Assist Blind

Blind children's program, as well as independent living program, and vocational reading program. Conduct evaluation and offer services based on needs. Can order items such as soft seats, can order special glasses for the blind children. Will pay for what medicad or insurance does not pay. Can order computers if qualified. Service children ages 0-10 years old. After 10 years of age will be moved to transition program.

800-687-7040, Texarkana, TX., www.hhs.state.tx.us

Assistive Rehabilitation Services

DARs provide vocational services such as education and training, chairs and walkers, and home and vehicle modifications for adults. Speech, physical, and occupational services for children ages 0-3. Children ages 3-15 are offered an autism program. Also serves deaf and hard of hearing.

800-628-5115, www.dars.state.tx.us

Baylor School of Dentistry

Provides dental treatment by students but are supervised by professionals. There is a $200.00 treatment deposit and a $78.00 screening fee.

214-828-8441, 3302 Gaston Ave., Dallas, TX 75246, www.bcd.tamhsc.edu

Baylor School of Dentistry Emergency Extraction Clinic

$77.00 per extraction. No appointments, first come, first served. Doors open at 7:00 /AM Mon-Fri

214-828-8489, 3303 Gaston Ave., Dallas, TX 75246, www.bcd.tamhsc.edu

Cancer Care

Offer emotional and financial support to patients with cancer. Small financial grants are available for transportation, homecare, and childcare. Patients or caregivers may call to apply for the grants. Online and telephone support available. Donations may be made phone, online, or mail. Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM-7:00 PM Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

800-813-4673, www.cancercare.org

Cancer Help Network

Peer matching program that supports cancer patients over the phone. Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-5:30 PM.

877-467-3638, www.cancerhopenetwork.org

CHIP/Children's Medicaid Program

Program that offers medical and dental services for children and pregnant women at a free or reduced price. Medicaid will help pay for doctor's visits, dentist visits, labor and delivery of babies, healthcare specialist, etc.

800-647-6558/211

Community Healthcore CRISIS

Set up emergency assessments for people to be evaluated for psychiatric hospitalization. Handle intakes and crisis calls for Red River County.

800-832-1009, www.communityhealthcore.com

Department of State Health Service

Provide immunizations for children and adults, tuberculosis services, basic child safety education, child passenger safety seat inspection and distribution.

903-427-3909, 308 N. Cedar St., Clarksville, TX 75426

East Texas Border Health Clinic

Primary clinic, lab work, pregnancy test, HIV and STD test, Pap smears. Have programs that will cover doctor visit a lab work. Will service any patient that qualifies.

903-938-1146, 401 North Grove St. Suite A, Marshall, TX 75670

Genesis Prime FQHC Clinic

Medicaid, self pay, sliding scale indigent program, Medicaid denial letter within past 30 days required for indigent program. Can apply for Medicaid on site.

903-792-9327, 1400 College Dr. (Glenwood Building), Texarkana, TX

Health Human Services (M/C)

Offers service such as food stamps Medicaid, tanf,assitive/rehabilitative services, family protective services for cps and aps, and aging and disabilities. Assist with filling out appropriate application for each service.

903-427-3874, 308 N. Cedar St., Clarksville, TX 75426, www.dfps.state.tx.us

Hepatitis Helpline

Gives information to patients on where to get tested for hepatitis and other STD's.

866-443-7222

Kiamichi Family Medical Center

Sliding Fee Scale. Provides high quality, affordable medical, dental, and behavioral health services to people of all ages. There is a clinic located in Idabel, OK that offers the same services.

800-381-8289, 601 E. Washington, Idabel, Ok 74745, 500 Main St. Battiest Ok, 74722 (Go 15 miles north of Beaver's Bend Park on Hwy 259 until you come to the Triangle Truck Stop. Turn left at the Triangle Truck Stop and go 9 miles. Follow the blue clinic signs.) kiamichimed.org

Lamar County Health Department

See patients for diabetes, blood pressure, and etc. in a medical clinic setting. Car seats are given away if qualified. Offer shots for 22.00-25.00. Low income program is available for those who qualify.

903-785-4561, 400 W Sherman St., Paris, TX 75460, www.parislamarhealth.com

Lennox Health Resource Center

Offers services such as help getting medication, prescription glasses, offer diabetes classes, exercising classes, formula for infants, food baskets on emergency basis, free blood pressure and weight check. Help paying for doctor's visits.

903-428-8500, 114 N. Walnut St., Clarksville, TX 75426

Medicaid Recipients Only

Medicaid recipients are able to call and schedule a free ride to doctors visit. If the recipients use their own money of have someone else drive them, they can be reimbursed if eligible.

877-633-8747, www.atcog.org

Medicare-D Extra Help

Depending on income, possibility of eliminating Medicare premium which is taken out of your check, eliminating Medicare-D deductible to be met with purchase of medications, reduces Medicare D co-pay which is the amount you pay for medications.

800-Medicare, www.ssa.gov

Muthappa B C MD

Offers services to patients for any sickness. Will see anyone over 5 years of age. Does perform minor surgeries. Preventive and annual checkup. Provides immunizations.

903-427-2201, 120 FM 910, Clarksville, TX 75426

Paris Good Samaritan Clinic

Provide medicine for people who cant afford to see a doctor or buy medicine. Patient will be seen and medicine prescribed at the clinic. Accepts donations by mail. Patients may call and make an appt to be seen. Services Lamar county and all surrounding counties including Red River County.

903-784-5972, 450 SW. 4th St., Paris, TX 75460

Paris Physician Finder

Paris physician finder will help patients find the doctor they are looking for based upon what the patient's need is.

903-737-1599

Paris Regional Medical Center

Offers medical services such as emergency situations, ICU beds, general hospital beds for patients needing overnight treatment, outpatient, day surgery, wound care, physical therapy. There are a number of doctors available. Will help patients get medications who are financially unable to purchase them.

903-785-4521, 903-737-3236, www.parisregionalmedical.com

Planned Parenthood

Offers high quality affordable medical care for men, women, and young people in a confidential and caring atmosphere.

903-784-1301, www.ppgreatertx.org

Poison control Center

Provide general poison information and recommendations for anyone. Staffed by trained nurses, physicians, and pharmacist.

800-222-1222, www.aapcc.org; www.poisoncontrol.org

Red River County Indigent Health Care

Provides healthcare for people based on income. If employed, a person can earn $423.00 per month to qualify. If not employed a person can earn up to 283.00 per month. Covers basic medical needs. Does not cover physical therapy, vision or dental. There is a waiting list.

903-427-2679, Contact Person: Tonya Martin, 400 N. Walnut, Clarksville, TX 75426, www.county.red/river.tx.us

Special Health Resources

Provide medical care and dental care as well case management, nutrition, substance abuse, counseling. Help with paperwork for HIV meds. Also help with treatment for HEP-C. The 2nd and 4th Thursday from 10:30am-1:00pm, free HIV and HEP-C testing is conducting for the community. Both test takes less than 5 minutes.

903-785-0078, Contact Person: Hope Hughes, 3150 Clarksville St. Ste 300, Paris, TX 75460

Sreerama Ravi K MD

Offers services to patients ages 18 and over. Will see patients for any illness expect motor vehicle and workers comp. Will not take Humana and certain Blue Cross Blue Shield. Works with Paris Health Group. Does not perform surgery.

903-427-5682, 103 E College Ave., Clarksville, TX 75426

Texas Department of Aging & Disability

Request meals on wheels, home health provider, and CBA (Community Based agency), provide care for individuals in the community: own home, group home, domicile care home rather than hospital or long term care setting. Services for elderly and disabled over age 18 can be considered.

877-317-2121

Wal-Mart Pharmacy

$4.00 prescription plan. Some generic medications offered for $4.00 at participating Walmart's.

903-785-7168, www.walmart.com

Wound Care Center

Offers wound care for patients with severe wounds that are chronic or non- healing. Payment plans are available to those who qualify.

903-739-7620, 1128 Clarksville St., Paris, TX 75460

Housing & Homelessness

Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging (Caregiver Support)

Provides caregiver support to persons age 60 and older. Contract with home health agencies to provide one day, three hours per week or every other week for respite. Services are provided on a temporary basis for 3-6 months. Also assist with minor home repairs/grab bars, emergency reponse services, and a one time shipment of incontinence supplies if funding is available.

800-372-4464, Contact Person: Karon Khan 903-832-8636, 4808 Elizabeth St., Texarkana, TX 75503

Ark-Tex Council of Government

Low income families may get on a waiting list to receive low rent housing. Once on the waiting list the tenant may found a house or apartment that is on the approved housing program. Inspections are done on a regular basis.

800-988-3331, www.atcog.gov

Christians in Action

Offer homeless shelter for men. Any male can utilize this service. Free household items and clothing to the public. Food baskets are also available. Everything is free.

903-784-6857

Clarksville Housing Authority

Offers housing to low income, elderly, and disabled based upon income. Apartments are rented based upon the need and the number of residents residing in the apartment.

903-427-7631, 700 S Delaware St., Clarksville, TX 75426

Clarksville Senior Apartments

Offers apartments to the disabled and elderly. Rental assistant to those who qualify depending on income.

903-427-3960, 1805 W. College Ave, Clarksville, TX 75426

Fair Housing Administration

Except and investigate complaints made by people who feel they have been violated by landlords.

800-669-9777, www.portal.hud.gov

First Baptist Church

Will help 2 people every month with a minimum of 25.00 for utilities.

903-427-2271, 1501 OLD US HWY 80, Clarksville, TX 75426

Habitat for Humanity

Using volunteer labor and working with donations, we help lower income level families build safe well built homes to improve their lifestyle. Volunteer are always need to help work on homes. Donations may be made online, or by mail.

903-783-0599, www.parishabitat.biz

HUD Program

Offers decent and safe housing to low income families, elderly, and disabled. HUD also furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning, developing and managing these developments.

903-628-5601, www.portal.HUD.gov

Models of the Maker Administration Office

Battered Women's Shelter provides battered women temporary shelter while helping them cope with their problems as well as adjusting to life and gradually getting their life back together.

903-784-2872, 903-783-0353, Pine Bluff, Paris, TX 75460

New Hope Center of Paris

Help set up programs that help people get back out on their own. Anger management and life skills classes offered. Faith based facility. Offers transitional living.

903-783-0353, 400 4th SW, Paris, TX 75460, www.newhopecenterparis.org

Red River Apartments

Offers apartments to low income residents that qualify. Based upon income residents approved to move in the apartments could receive reduced or no rent.

903-427-4298, 2702 Highway 82 West, Clarksville, TX 75426

TCOG

Provides essential services to many Texoma families and include public housing, section 8, energy services, and other utility assistance to families that qualify.

903-813-3541, 809 W. 16th St., Bonham, TX 75418, www.texoma.tx.us

USDA

$7500 grant/loan for home repair for those whose income is less than $18, 350 annually (50% median income of area).

903-572-5411; 4, 1809 W Ferguson, Mount Pleasant, TX 75455, www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/single-family-housing-repair-loans-grants

Legal Assistance

Adult Probation

Supervises all adults that have been charged with a crime but sentenced to probation instead of jail time. Also conducts home visits and UA's with the offender. Refers the offender to resources such as housing and jobs as needed.

903-427-3491, 400 N Cedar St., Clarksville, TX 75426

Clarksville Police Dept.

Handles all emergency and none emergency calls within the Clarksville city limits.

903-427-3834, 800 W. Main St., Clarksville, TX 75426

Domestic Violence Division

Legal advocacy(Protective orders, divorce), support groups. Provides services to anyone in Texas that qualifies. Shelter provided for battered women.

903-793-4357, 903-794-4000, 424 Spruce St., Texarkana, Texas 75501

Emergency

Handles all emergency calls. Will dispatch emergency responders to the scene of the emergency.

911

Juvenile Probation

Supervises all minors that have been charged with a crime but sentenced to probation instead of jail time. Also conducts home visits and school visits as needed. Performs UA's with the offender as well as court visits.

903-427-5761, Contact Person: Sherry Edwards, 400 N Cedar St., Clarksville, TX 75426

Lone Star Legal Aid of Paris

Provides assistance with filing insurance claims, contesting insurance claim denials, problems with landlords of damaged apartments or rental houses, problems with mortgage companies or damages homes, divorces, replacing legal documents, emergency SNAP benefits, dealing with contracts for repairs, dealing with fraudulent contractors, child custody cases. Can also help East and South Texans recover from a natural disaster and help get their lives back on track.

903-785-8711, 164 6th St SE, Paris, TX 75460, www.lonestarlegal.org

Lone Star Legal Aid of Texarkana

Provides assistance with filing insurance claims, contesting insurance claim denials, problems with landlords of damaged apartments or rental houses, problems with mortgage companies or damages homes, divorces, replacing legal documents, emergency SNAP benefits, dealing with contracts for repairs, dealing with fraudulent contractors, child custody cases. Can also help East and South Texans recover from a natural disaster and help get their lives back on track.

903-793-7661, 1425 College Dr., Texarkana, TX, www.lonestarlegal.org

Rape Crisis Hotline

Offer individual and group counseling. Support groups for sexual assault victims. Yoga offered for survivors. Legal advocacy. Serves victims 13 years old and up. Serves the family and friends of victims as well.

800-886-7273, www.theturningpoint.org

Red River County Sheriff Dept.

House all inmates that are incarcerated in the Red River County area. Handles all emergency and none emergency call in Red River County but outside of city limits.

903-427-3838, 500 N. Cedar St., Clarksville, TX 75426

Safe T Crisis Center

A counseling program that offers free counseling for women and men. Helps the individuals start a new life. Will help with first month rent and deposit, will also help with electricity waivers. Offers legal advocacy as well as children and group advocacy. 24 hour crisis care, rape crisis intervention.

903-783-1313, Contact Person: Crystal Sellers, www.safe-tagency.com

Pregnancy, Children & Youth

Adoption/Foster Care

Helps match children awaiting adoption with adoptive parents. You may also become and adoptive parent through this program.

800-233-3405, www.adoptchildren.org

Boys & Girls Club

Provides afterschool care for children age 6-12. Conducts power hour and tutoring sessions for all children, have games and videos for kids to play as well as movie time. Provides snacks to all kids. During the summer time, accompany kids on field trips as well as other fun activities. Host volleyball, baseball, soccer, and basketball signups for kids. School hours 3pm-6pm, summer hours 9am-5pm.

903-427-4929, Contact Person: Mina Edwards, 501 W. Broadway, Clarksville, TX 75426

Boy Scouts of America

Provides programs for the young boys that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

903-784-2538, www.scouting.org

CASA for Kids

CASA for kids volunteers advocate and research the situation of kids who are in CPS custody and in foster homes. They also make recommendations to help them reclaim their childhood from abuse and neglect.

www.casaforkidsofeasttexas.texascasa.org

CCMS

Helps eligible parents with the cost of child care.

800-874-3226, 903-784-4356, www.twc.state.tx.us/svcs/childcare/ccinfo.html

Child Find for Missing Children

The agency will disseminate posters through national media partners, the internet and social media to engage public assistance In the search for leads. Provide emotional support as well as share resources and referrals to agencies that offer peer counseling and support. Donations may be made by phone, web, or mail. Vehicle donations are also accepted.

800-426-5678, www.childfindofamerica.org

Child Support Payments

Child support payments may be made by mail, phone or web. Payments may also be made through money gram. You will need your 10 digit case number and the cause number to make the payment.

855-853-8286, www.texasattorneygeneral.gov

Children/Special Healthcare Needs

Once child's name comes up on waiting list, services such as dental, hospital, doctors, and other health services are offered. This is not Medicaid but it is a similar program. Applications may be downloaded from website.

800-252-8023, www.shs.state.tx.us/cshcn

CHIP/Children's Medicaid Program

Program that offers medical and dental services for children and pregnant women at a free or reduced price. Medicaid will help pay for doctor's visits, dentist visits, labor and delivery of babies, healthcare specialist, etc.

800-647-6558/211

Christian Homes & Family Services

Adoption agency that work with birth moms that are not able to keep their children and choose to put them up for adoption, helps the mom with housing, food, clothing, and medical. The agency also works with the family that the mom decides to let adopt their child/children.

800-592-4725

CPS (Child Protective Services)

Investigates reports of abuse and neglect of children. Provides services to children and families in their own homes. Placing children in foster care. Providing services o help youth in foster care successfully transition to adulthood. Helping children get adopted. www.parispregnancy.com

800-252-5400, www.dfps.state.tx.us

Down Syndrome Society

Service individual of all disabilities. Offer an afterschool program for children with any disability. Host buddy baseball and buddy walk. Offer support groups throughout the year. Service ages all ages.

903-783-1922, 505 Lamar Ave, Paris, TX 75460

Girl Scouts of North East Texas

Offers programs to help young girls the chance of building character, confidence, and courage to make the world a better place. Offers outdoor adventures, cookie sales, camps stays, and bonding experiences.

903-784-0803, www.gsnetx.org

Health Human Services (M/C)

Offers service such as food stamps Medicaid, tanf,assitive/rehabilitative services, family protective services for cps and aps, and aging and disabilities. Assist with filling out appropriate application for each service.

903-427-3874, 308 N. Cedar St., Clarksville, TX 75426, www.dfps.state.tx.us

Living Well with Chronic Condition

provides free classes for diabetes and heart conditions and how to control the conditions. Also offers car seat classes. May call for an appt.

903-785-4561, Contact Person: Emily, www.parislamarhealth.com

Paris Pregnancy Center

The goal of the center is to educate, encourage, and support clients at their point of need so they are strengthened and equipped to make positive life-changing decisions. All services are free of charge. Clarksville center open from 2 PM-5PM on Wednesdays. Appts may be made by calling the Paris Office. Donations are accepted. Cooking supplies as well as monetary donations and all baby items. Donations may be taken to the center on Wednesdays or to the Paris Center.

903-784-1555, Contact Person: Vickie Powell 903-249-6995, 405 S Walnut St., Clarksville, TX 75246

Pregnancy Crisis Hotline

Provides extensive counseling for expecting mothers seeking an alternative to abortion. Provides free shelter for mothers and their children for up to 12 months. Does accept financial donations. Donations may be mailed to 1425 Greenway Dr. Ste 440, Irving, TX 75038

800-672-2296

Planned Parenthood

Offers high quality affordable medical care for men, women, and young people in a confidential and caring atmosphere.

903-784-1301, www.ppgreatertx.org

Safe Rider Program (Car Seats)

This program offers safety seats for children. This program also conducts public presentations on how to strap children safely in a car seat and where the car seat should be located at in the vehicle.

800-252-8255, www.dshs.state.tx.us/saferider.

WIC

WIC provide benefits to pregnant women and post partum, and women who have had miscarriages. Infants get formula and women can receive breast pump if they decide to breastfeed. Children up to age 5 get benefits such as yogurt, milk, cereal, etc. Patients can fill out a form providing address and proof of income, then get a quick intake done and the appt is scheduled.

903-427-1563, 1508 E Main St., Clarksville, TX 75426

Youth Services Hotline

Crisis intervention referral center. Resources for the state of Texas. Gives referrals for counseling hotlines. Gives referrals for youth homes. Also provide peer tutor services.

800-392-3352, www.texasyouth.org

Senior Citizens

Alzheimer’s Alliance of North East Texas

Provide personal consultations, memory screenings, neuropsychological testing, support groups, respite care, a tracking and identification system for wanderers, educational workshops and seminars, physician outreach and in-service training for health and medical professionals, a comprehensive resource library, and a client and caregiver advocacy. Donations may be made online at secure.etransfer.com or by calling 903-509-8323.

800-789-0508, 211 Winchester Dr., Tyler, TX 75701, www.alzalliance.org

Alzheimer's Support

Offer support for Alzheimer's patients once a month. Patients may call for appts.

903-737-3672, Contact Person: Tania Roland, 1128 Clarksville St. Ste 300, Paris, TX 75460

APS (Adult Protective Services)

Investigates abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elderly and disabled. 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

800-252-5400, www.dfps.state.tx.us

Area Agency on Aging

Free benefits counseling for seniors 60 years or older or persons less than 60 who have medicare. The counselor is in Clarksville the first week of every month to meet with clients at the Lennox Resource Center. Call to make appt. Also have programs to help with Medicare cost for low income seniors.

800-372-4464, Contact Person: Wendi Harper, Benefits Counselor 903-832-8636 4808 Elizabeth St., Texarkana, TX 75503

Clarksville Housing Authority

Offers housing to low income, elderly, and disabled based upon income. Apartments are rented based upon the need and the number of residents residing in the apartment.

903-427-7631, 700 S Delaware St., Clarksville, TX 75426

Clarksville Senior Apartments

Offers apartments to the disabled and elderly. Rental assistant to those who qualify depending on income.

903-427-3960, 1805 W. College Ave, Clarksville, TX 75426

Clarksville Nursing Center

Offers nursing home stays for elderly and disabled patients. Accepts private pay as well as insurance and Medicare. Offers physical therapy for patients. Aides and nurses are available to help the patients cope with ADL's.

903-427-2236, 300 E Baker St., Clarksville, TX 75426

Cypress Basin

Provides help with presrciptions, help people with no insurance, medical equipment, also provide help with paperwork, alert devices, and help with other programs.

903-577-1510, Contact Person: Sheri Cobb 903-285-5375, 207 Morgan St., Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455, www.cbhospice.org

Health Human Services (M/C)

Offers service such as food stamps Medicaid, tanf,assitive/rehabilitative services, family protective services for cps and aps, and aging and disabilities. Assist with filling out appropriate application for each service.

903-427-3874, 308 N. Cedar St., Clarksville, TX 75426, www.dfps.state.tx.us

Meals on Wheels

Provide meals to the elderly and disabled. Assist fans and heaters. Accept financial, fans, and heaters as donations. Donations may be brought to the Lamar County Human Resource Counsel. Onsite meals and delivery sign up: M-F from 10am-1pm 1002 W College Ave. Clarksville, Texas 75426.

903-784-2580, P.O. Box 714 Paris TX. 75460

Regency Healthcare

Offers nursing home stays for elderly and disabled patients. Accepts private pay as well as insurance and Medicare. Offers physical therapy for patients. Aides and nurses are available to help the patients cope with ADL's.

903-427-3821, 2407 US-82, Clarksville, TX 75426

TCOG

Offer referrals for long term care services. Provide referrals for local resources for people who have disabilities, people who are over the age of 60, veterans, and care takers. Try to help those categories of people find the resources they are eligible for or need such as long term care services.

903-813-3596, 1117 Gallagher Rd. Ste 240 Sherman, TX 75090

Texas Department of Aging & Disability

Request meals on wheels, home health provider, and CBA (Community Based agency), provide care for individuals in the community: own home, group home, domicile care home rather than hospital or long term care setting. Services for elderly and disabled over age 18 can be considered.

877-317-2121