As of 4/1/20
Agency Phone Number Web Site Description
211 Texas Referral Hotline 211 Enter a zip code and find local resources for housing, employment, food, veterans, crisis/emergency, income/expenses, legal aid/victims, criminal justice, aging/disability, health/medical, mental health, and child care/education
903 HELP Social services directory including:  Abuse and neglect; community events; crisis hotlines and helplines; disabilities; education; employment assistance; food and utilities; health and wellness; home and family; housing and shelter; legal matters; mental health; parole and probation; transportation; veterans
Adult Probation 903-567-4066
Angel Reach 936-262-0186 Goal is to break the generational cycle of abuse, neglect, and homelessness so that the lives of current and former foster youth can be enhanced.
Arrow Child and Family Ministries 877-922-7769
Assurance Wireless 888-898-4888 Free phone, minutes, texts and data for qualifying persons 
Attorney General's Office 800-252-8014 Child Support Division
Aunt Bertha An amazing website that has a HUGE amount of resources determined by zip code.
Avoice 888-343-4414 Dedicated to providing statewide free legal services to crime victims through legal advocacy and training.
BRET (Building Relationships in East Texas) 903-805-3662 Our mission is to successfully rehabilitate, improve public safety, provide support and educate ex-offenders in an attempt to help them reintegrate back into society and become productive citizens
Break Out Hope 903-216-0912 or 936-776-7755 or 903-477-1266   Teen peer group for ages Jr. High to 20 where teens can go and talk with peers about teen struggles.  Confidential.  Meetings held on Friday nights at 6:30 at the 1st Christian Church Tyler, 4202 S. Broadway.
CASA Court Appointed Children's Advocates
CDC Info 800-232-4636 Various disease information
Champion for Childre 903-592-1452 Play therapy and a Music and Movement Nurturing Pathways curriculum for children 3 months to 4 years with developmental delays.  They have a variety of parenting workshops throughout the year and they offer a free educational toy lending library, as well as a resource room for free or low cost art and craft supplies.
Church Under a Bridge 903-521-5191
Crime Victims Legal Hotline 800-622-2520 or 512-477-3950 Legal counsel for military (including spouses and dependants); 60+ years old; Medicare
Crime Victims Services Unit 903-385-4737 Provides crisis intervention to victims of crime throughout the criminal justice process.  Services are provided free of charge to primary and secondary victims throughout the East Texas Area.
Dating/Family Violence Legal Hotline 800-374-HOPE
East Texas Autism Network 903-630-9212
Free On-Line Learning Website with various games, tutorials, helpful tips for everyday living.  Topics include:  Computer basics; technology, reading, math, everyday life; podcasts, etc.  Must have Adobe Flash Player to play some of the games.   
Health and Human Services 903-567-4147 Medicaid for families and children; long-term care for people who are older or who have disabilities; SNAP food benefits and TANF cash assistance for families; behavioral health services; services to keep elderly or disabled in their homes and communities; women and other services with special health needs.
Hope House 903-566-6410 or 877-934-2131 Crisis Respite Program
LGBTQ 817-689-7951 LGBTQ S.A.V.E.S workes to provide LGBTQ students and their families with resources related to LGBTQ issues and with safe spaces for social and personal development.
Lone Star Legal Aid 903-595-4781 or 800-248-0048 Legal help in a wide variety of areas.
Medicaid Hotline 800-252-8263
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233
National Runaway Hotline 800-786-2929
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline 866-331-9474 Live chat available
Parenting Teens 800-788-2800
PFLAG 903-372-9524 LGBT Support Group
Poison Control 800-222-1222
Qlink 855-754-6543 Q Link Wireless provides a free cell phone with free monthly minutes to eligible Lifeline subscribers. You may qualify for Lifeline through Q Link Wireless if you participate in a government benefit program like Medicaid, Food Stamps (SNAP), SSI, Welfare or qualify based on income.
Reclamation Station 903-848-8484 Informational website devoted to all things green... educating Texas about organic principles, sustainability, water & wildlife conservation, gardening, healthful cooking and more...
Reentry Resource Guide Comprehensive reentry resource guide of all 254 Texas counties.
Sav-On-Moving 903-595-2875 Possibly low-cost moving company.  Stan is owner.
Sexual Assault Legal Hotline 888-296-SAFE
Smith County Jail 903-590-2800
Social Security 800-772-1213
Special Health Resources for Texas, Inc. 903-212-7855 Provides affordable, comprehensive health care for your entire family. Our services include adult and pediatric primary care, adult and pediatric dental care, women’s health, immunizations and vaccinations, STD and HIV/AIDS screening and treatment, as well as mental health services and substance abuse treatment for the LBGTQ community, parents and adolescents and opioid use.
Teen Justice InitiativeTexas Advocacy Project 800-374-4673 Works to prevent teen dating violence through outreach and legal education and by providing free and confidential legal advice to survivors of dating violence in Texas and legal representation to minors seeking protective orders.
Texas Abuse Hotline for Family Protective Services 800-252-5400 Child and Adult Abuse
Texas Relay 711 or 800-735-2988 Interpretation services for the deaf
Texas Workforce Commission 800-939-6631 Unemployment services
Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services (formerly DARS) 903-675-9900 Assist people with disabilities find jobs or continue to work.
Texas Youth Hotline 800-989-6884 or 512-872-5777 (text) or 800-210-2278 Texting available at 512-872-5777
TX Dept. of Family & Protective Services 903-567-7357 Adult protective services
WIC 800-942-3678 Women, Infants and Children's Program
Allegiance Speciality Hospital 903-939-1277 Inpatient and Outpatient specialized care for older adults (55 +) with emotional, mental and/or behavioral issues.  Kilgore and Tyler Texas locations.
Andrews Center 903-597-1351
Azelway Boys Ranch and Children's Services 903-566-8444 (24 hours)
Bethesda Health Clinic 903-596-8353
Cenikor 888-236-4567 Short term Inpatient Care; Adult Outpatient and Outpatient Detox Services; Adolescent Outpatient Services.  Most insurance plans accepted.  
East Texas Psychological Services 903-675-9570
Grace Works - Tyler 903-533-1817 Ministry of Green Acres Baptist Church; wide variety of counseling; faith based.
Help Center - Crime Victim's Services Unit (Smith County) 800-876-7975 Provides various types of emotional and financial support for victims of crimes.  
National Alliance for Mentally Ill (NAMI) 800-950-6264
Networks 903-581-2835 At risk youth and their families
PTSD Treatment - Tyler 903-566-0088 (24 hour)  800-566-0088  903-266-2200 (Tyler)
Samaratin Counceling Center of Tyler 903-593-9141 Wide variety of counceling services
City of Tyler Housing Services 903-531-1303
Gladewater 903-845-2493
Centerpiece Investments Properties (Darrel Guthrie) 903-592-2361 Will rent to felons depending on charges
Disciple Place Village 903-595-2765 Your Income $20,450 or less - for one person OR $23,350 or less - for two person, AND head of household is 62 years of age or older.  Will rent to felons depending on charges.
Double D Rentals 903-593-2373 Will rent to felons depending on charges
EFG Properties 903-360-7345
Eastwood Apartments 903-597-0218 Will rent to felons depending on charges
Mrs. Wheeler 903-592-2361 Will rent to felons depending on charges
Oxford House 903-630-6377 Housing for recovering alcohol and drug dependency.  Non-refundable up-front fee $100-$200; weekly expense $75-$150; all bills paid plus house supplies; does not include food.  Have to either completed residential treatment; clinical detox or have stable recovery, free from withdrawals.
Pine Haven Trailer Park 903-566-2964 Will rent to felson on a case by case basis.
Tammy 903-747-8514  604 N. Bois D' Arc.  Boarding house; $200 deposit; $350 rent; tenants share kitchen and bathroom
Town Parc Apartments 903-593-3200 Will NOT rent to people with felony charges; misdemeanors only
USDA - Rural Development Multi-Family Housing Rentals Rentals in all 50 states plus Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam.
Austin Street Center - Dallas 214-428-4242 Women’s intake: 2:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. Sunday; Men's intake 4:00 p.m. everyday; must have state or government ID; allowed 2 bag of 25# each.
East Texas Crisis Center 903-595-5591 or 800-333-0358 24 hour hotlilne
Family Peace Project - Athens 903-677-9177 Domestic violence and sexual assault
Highway 80 Rescue Mission - Longview 903-759-9875 No admissions for arson or sexual charges
House of Refuge - Corsicana 903-874-3421 Christian based shelter for abused women; single mothers; financially destitute families.  Will not take people on disability.
PATH 903-597-4044
Presbyterian Night Shelter 817-632-7400 Men and women.  Case management and special program for veterans.  They take felons and sex offenders.  Around the corner from MHMR Tarrant County's Homeless Clinic
Salvation Army - Tyler 903-592-4361
Samaritan Inn - McKinney 972-542-5302
The Farm 903-216-4400 Work for temporary room and board.  Working farm.
Union Gospel Mission 817-339-2553 Men, women and families.  Well funded with nice facilities and lots of structure to their program.  Excellent family program and on-site pre-school, cooperative programs with Tarrant County College's Visions Program for homeless individuals seeking a college education.  Huge warehouse of clothing, furniture, etc.  No sex offenders accepted.  
Women House of Hope - Longview 903-295-0904 Females with a wide variety of needs.
Women in Need - Greenville 903-455-4612 Domestic violence only
Arbor Place Baptist Mission - Ben Wheeler 903-963-1573 Veterans only; have to have recommendation by their pastor; teach various skills
Allegiance Speciality Hospital 903-939-1277 Inpatient and Outpatient specialized care for older adults (55 +) with emotional, mental and/or behavioral issues.  Kilgore and Tyler Texas locations.
Bethesda Health Clinic 903-596-8353
Family Circle of Care 903-535-9041
Health Resources of Texas 903-597-7558 or 877-847-9355
Hope Cottage - Dallas 214-526-8721 or 800-944-4460 Pregnancy and adoption center
Hope Pregnancy Center 903-567-6000 Accept patients from all counties
Indigent Health Care 903-567-1023
Kaufman Community Health Center 972-932-7001
Lifetime Health Center 903-534-0773 Assists with hormone therapy
Net Health 903-535-0030 or 903-593-7474 The goal of the program is to provide clients with resources needed to manage their health in the best possible way.
Phoenix Health Center 903-595-5595 Services offered:  Treatment of acude diseases; treatment of chronic diseases; annual checkups; preventative care; women's health care and mental health care
Planned Parenthood - Tyler 903-581-8277 or 800-230-PLAN
Smith County Indigent Health Care 903-526-4405
Special Health Resources 903-234-8808 Work with patients with HIV/STDs  Pediatric care. Vaccination and immunization care. 
Texas Department of State Health Services 903-675-7742
Tyler Family Circle of Care 903-535-9041 A variety of family, pediatric, women's and social services.
Bethesda Health Clinic 903-596-8353
Special Health Resources 903-234-8808 Pediatric and adult dental care.
Texas A&M College of Dentristy (formerly Baylor) - Dallas 214-828-8100 Low cost dental procedures.  Screening has to be done.  $278.00 fee with $200.00 refundable if not accepted.  Work done by students supervised by dental professionals.
Tyler Jr. College 800-687-5680 Low cost dental procedures.   
Needy Meds 800-503-6897 Site will inform you if medications are PAP
PATH 903-597-4044
QOL Pharmacy 903-595-3100
RX Assistance 877-537-5537
Together RX Access 800-444-4106
AA 800-262-4944
Azleway Substance Abuse - Big Sandy 903-636-9800
Call To Recovery 903-360-2613 (Dan) Prefers voicemail
Celebrate Recovery 903-385-0307 Christ centered recovery program with locations in Wills Pointl, Lindale, Terrell, Canton and Pittsburg.  Some locations offer dinner before the meeting.  
Cenikor 888-236-4567 Short term Inpatient Care; Adult Outpatient and Outpatient Detox Services; Adolescent Outpatient Services.  Most insurance plans accepted.  
East Texas Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse (ETCADA) 800-441-8639
ETMC Behavioral Health (BHC) 903-566-0088
Highway 80 Rescue Mission - Longview 903-363-9265 Also has inpatient recovery program.  Contact Errin Dixon
Homeward Bound - Dallas 214-941-3500 Men and women
House of Anna - Athens 903-670-1139 No sex offenders; no violent crimes; must be able to self-pay; 12 step recovery program; GED assistance; minimum stay commitment required.
House of Isaiah - Mabank 903-887-1373 Men only
Iron House - Eustace 903-425-2061 Men only; no sex offenders; no violent crimes; must be able to self-pay; 12 step recovery program; GED assistance; minimum stay commitment required.
Lila Lane Outreach Ministries - Athens 903-292-1766 Men only.  No sex offenders, assault on child, family or disabled; no one on monitor.  Particular as to what psych meds they are on.  Will assist residents with job placement.
Marvin United Methodist Church 903-592-7396 Provides a safe, structured environment to assist women recovering from substance abuse help to rebuild their lives and achieve long term recovery.
Morgan's Mercy Mansion - Winnsboro 903-342-3862 Women only
NA 818-773-9999 x771
Nexus Recovery Center 214-321-0156 Women only
Recovery People A peer and family led nonprofit that supports people in recovery from substance use issues and related mental health.  Our scope of work includes connecting people, communities and resources, building the capacity of recovery workforce and support services, and shaping recovery policy and program development.  Programs include an incubator, academy, certification programs, consulting, technical assistance and advocacy.
Refugion House 903-952-8442 Sober living home for MEN only run by people who are also in recovery.  No couselors or licensed mental health proressionals on staff.  Located in the Azelea District.  
Samaratin Counceling Center of Tyler 903-593-9141
Son Shine Lighthouse 903-895-4577 Women and women with children only.  Faith based program designed to assist with addicition recovery programs, life skills, parenting, job readiness, GED study if needed and social skills.
Soul's Harbor 903-286-1940 6 month program, 50% indigent beds.  Residents are given work to do while there.
The Beginning - Tyler 903-581-9472 Accepts individuals from all counties.
Turtle Creek Manor - Dallas 214-871-2483 Men and women
Twelve Way Foundation 903-935-4115 Faith based, non-profit orgaization located in Marshall, TX providing residential, Christ centered recovery support service for men seeking continued help with addiction to alcohol and drugs.
Go Bus 800-590-3371
Medical Transport 877-633-8747
Tyler Taxi - Paratransit Program 903-595-7236 Contact is Michelle:  Disability rides for $1.50 each way within the city limits of Tyler with approved application.
Tyler Transit 903-533-8057
Meals on Wheels 903-593-7385
1st United Methodist Church - Lindale 903-881-8409 1st and 3rd Tuesday 9:00 - 11:45; the following Wednesday 9:00 - 11:45; 2nd and 4th Tuesday 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm.  FREEBIE Fridays 10:30 - 11:15 (free bread and produce)
Colonial Hills Baptist Church 903-561-9995 1st Mon & Thurs 9:00 - 12:00
East Texas Food Bank 903-597-3663 Comprehensive listing of current food pantries
Marvin United Methodist Church 903-592-7396 2nd Thursday of each month.  A group of volunteer women have united to lead the Community Unity Meal.   We have found it a privilege to work alongside a different volunteer group each month in providing not just a meal, but fellowship and prayer to around 300 people per month. To say it is a blessing is an understatement.  
Mom's Meals 877-508-6667
PATH 903-597-4044
Greater East TX Community Action Program 936-720-7474 Help with cooling and heating bills.
Lite Up Texas 866-454-8387 Electric bill assistance
Lifeline 866-454-8387 Phone bill assistance
Public Utilities Commission 888-782-8477 or 512-936-7120
Goodwill 903-593-8438 or 903-581-5422
Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) 833-286-8387 or 800-273-8255  Mental health care, at no or low cost to more than 350,000 post 9/11 Texas veterans
Habitat for Humanity 903-595-6630 x 218 Contact:  Raimund Gideon - Home improvements for veterans.  
Presbyterian Night Shelter 817-632-7400 Men and women.  Case management and special program for veterans.  They take felons and sex offenders.  Around the corner from MHMR Tarrant County's Homeless Clinic
Smith County 903-590-2950
US Department of Veterans Affairs 800-827-1000
Veterans Re-Entry Search Services
Veterans Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255
Cenikor 888-236-4567 Short term Inpatient Care; Adult Outpatient and Outpatient Detox Services; Adolescent Outpatient Services.  Most insurance plans accepted.  
CHIP (children's insurance) 211
Day Care Info 800-862-5252 Directory of licensed day care centers
PATH 903-597-4044
Texas Workforce Solutions Child Care Services 903-526-1105 or 800-676-8283
The Gabriel Project 903-880-6539 Mentors pregnant girls and helps direct them to needed services
Literacy Council of Tyler 903-533-0330 No charge GED Prep classes; 2 day enrollment; students encouraged to attend 12 hours of lab work in order to get a better spot on the wait list.
National Literacy Directory 877-389-6874 Learn to read, prepare for high school equivalency test or GED or learn English.
Hospice of East Texas 903-566-9023 or 800-777-9860 Offer a variety of classes/seminars for adults and children.  Best to check website for calendar of events listing.
Express Personnel Services 903-592-9999 Will help place felons.
Texas Workforce 903-473-8757 or 800-939-6631
Felon Hire
BHC 800-566-0088
Glen Oaks 800-443-1109 Animal Assisted Therapy used.
Palestine Regional 903-731-1000
Oakwood (Athens, TX) 903-675-2002 Needs pay source