Smith County

GENERAL ASSISTANCE

211 Texas Referral Hotline

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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

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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

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Angel Reach

936-262-0186

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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

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Assurance Wireless

888-898-4888

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Free phone, minutes, texts and data for qualifying persons

Attorney General’s Office

800-252-8014

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Child Support Division

Aunt Bertha

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An amazing website that has a HUGE amount of resources determined by zip code.

Avoice

888-343-4414

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Dedicated to providing statewide free legal services to crime victims through legal advocacy and training.

BRET (Building Relationships in East Texas)

903-805-3662

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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

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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

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Court Appointed Children’s Advocates

CDC Info

800-232-4636

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Various disease information

Champion for Childre

903-592-1452

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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

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Crime Victims Legal Hotline

800-622-2520 or 512-477-3950

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Legal counsel for military (including spouses and dependants); 60+ years old; Medicare

Crime Victims Services Unit

903-385-4737

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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

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East Texas Autism Network

903-630-9212

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Free On-Line Learning

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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

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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

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Crisis Respite Program

LGBTQ

817-689-7951

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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

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Legal help in a wide variety of areas.

Medicaid Hotline

800-252-8263

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National Domestic Violence Hotline

800-799-7233

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National Runaway Hotline

800-786-2929

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National Suicide Prevention Hotline

800-273-8255

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National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline

866-331-9474

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Live chat available

Parenting Teens

800-788-2800

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PFLAG

903-372-9524

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LGBT Support Group

Poison Control

800-222-1222

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Qlink

855-754-6543

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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

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Informational website devoted to all things green… educating Texas about organic principles, sustainability, water & wildlife conservation, gardening, healthful cooking and more…

Reentry Resource Guide

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Comprehensive reentry resource guide of all 254 Texas counties.

Sav-On-Moving

903-595-2875

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Possibly low-cost moving company. Stan is owner.

Sexual Assault Legal Hotline

888-296-SAFE

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Smith County Jail

903-590-2800

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Social Security

800-772-1213

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Special Health Resources for Texas, Inc.

903-212-7855

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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

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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

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Child and Adult Abuse

Texas Relay

711 or 800-735-2988

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Interpretation services for the deaf

Texas Workforce Commission

800-939-6631

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Unemployment services

Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services (formerly DARS)

903-675-9900

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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

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Texting available at 512-872-5777

TX Dept. of Family & Protective Services

903-567-7357

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Adult protective services

WIC

800-942-3678

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Women, Infants and Children’s Program

COUNSELING

Allegiance Speciality Hospital

903-939-1277

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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

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Azelway Boys Ranch and Children’s Services

903-566-8444 (24 hours)

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Bethesda Health Clinic

903-596-8353

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Cenikor

888-236-4567

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Short term Inpatient Care; Adult Outpatient and Outpatient Detox Services; Adolescent Outpatient Services. Most insurance plans accepted.

East Texas Psychological Services

903-675-9570

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Grace Works – Tyler

903-533-1817

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Ministry of Green Acres Baptist Church; wide variety of counseling; faith based.

Help Center – Crime Victim’s Services Unit (Smith County)

800-876-7975

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Provides various types of emotional and financial support for victims of crimes.

National Alliance for Mentally Ill (NAMI)

800-950-6264

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Networks

903-581-2835

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At risk youth and their families

PTSD Treatment – Tyler

903-566-0088 (24 hour) 800-566-0088 903-266-2200 (Tyler)

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Samaratin Counceling Center of Tyler

903-593-9141

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Wide variety of counceling services

HOUSING AUTHORITIES

City of Tyler Housing Services

903-531-1303

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Gladewater

903-845-2493

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LOW INCOME HOUSING/HOUSING FOR FELONS/HOUSING

Centerpiece Investments Properties (Darrel Guthrie)

903-592-2361

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Will rent to felons depending on charges

Disciple Place Village

903-595-2765

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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

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Will rent to felons depending on charges

EFG Properties

903-360-7345

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Eastwood Apartments

903-597-0218

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Will rent to felons depending on charges

Mrs. Wheeler

903-592-2361

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Will rent to felons depending on charges

Oxford House

903-630-6377

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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

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Will rent to felson on a case by case basis.

Tammy

903-747-8514

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604 N. Bois D’ Arc. Boarding house; $200 deposit; $350 rent; tenants share kitchen and bathroom

Town Parc Apartments

903-593-3200

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Will NOT rent to people with felony charges; misdemeanors only

USDA – Rural Development Multi-Family Housing Rentals

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Rentals in all 50 states plus Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam.

EMERGENCY HOUSING

Austin Street Center – Dallas

214-428-4242

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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

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24 hour hotlilne

Family Peace Project – Athens

903-677-9177

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Domestic violence and sexual assault

Highway 80 Rescue Mission – Longview

903-759-9875

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No admissions for arson or sexual charges

House of Refuge – Corsicana

903-874-3421

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Christian based shelter for abused women; single mothers; financially destitute families. Will not take people on disability.

PATH

903-597-4044

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Presbyterian Night Shelter

817-632-7400

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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

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Samaritan Inn – McKinney

972-542-5302

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The Farm

903-216-4400

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Work for temporary room and board. Working farm.

Union Gospel Mission

817-339-2553

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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

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Females with a wide variety of needs.

Women in Need – Greenville

903-455-4612

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Domestic violence only

SKILLS TRAINING

Arbor Place Baptist Mission – Ben Wheeler

903-963-1573

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Veterans only; have to have recommendation by their pastor; teach various skills

MEDICAL

Allegiance Speciality Hospital

903-939-1277

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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

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Family Circle of Care

903-535-9041

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Health Resources of Texas

903-597-7558 or 877-847-9355

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Hope Cottage – Dallas

214-526-8721 or 800-944-4460

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Pregnancy and adoption center

Hope Pregnancy Center

903-567-6000

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Accept patients from all counties

Indigent Health Care

903-567-1023

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Kaufman Community Health Center

972-932-7001

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Lifetime Health Center

903-534-0773

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Assists with hormone therapy

Net Health

903-535-0030 or 903-593-7474

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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

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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

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Smith County Indigent Health Care

903-526-4405

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Special Health Resources

903-234-8808

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Work with patients with HIV/STDs Pediatric care. Vaccination and immunization care.

Texas Department of State Health Services

903-675-7742

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Tyler Family Circle of Care

903-535-9041

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A variety of family, pediatric, women’s and social services.

DENTAL

Bethesda Health Clinic

903-596-8353

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Special Health Resources

903-234-8808

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Pediatric and adult dental care.

Texas A&M College of Dentristy (formerly Baylor) – Dallas

214-828-8100

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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.

PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE

Needy Meds

800-503-6897

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Site will inform you if medications are PAP

PATH

903-597-4044

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QOL Pharmacy

903-595-3100

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RX Assistance

877-537-5537

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ALCOHOL AND DRUG TREATMENT

AA

800-262-4944

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Azleway Substance Abuse – Big Sandy

903-636-9800

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Call To Recovery

903-360-2613 (Dan)

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Prefers voicemail

Celebrate Recovery

903-385-0307

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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

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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

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ETMC Behavioral Health (BHC)

903-566-0088

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Highway 80 Rescue Mission – Longview

903-363-9265

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Also has inpatient recovery program. Contact Errin Dixon

Homeward Bound – Dallas

214-941-3500

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Men and women

House of Anna – Athens

903-670-1139

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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

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Men only

Iron House – Eustace

903-425-2061

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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

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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

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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

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Women only

NA

818-773-9999 x771

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Nexus Recovery Center

214-321-0156

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Women only

Recovery People

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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

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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

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Son Shine Lighthouse

903-895-4577

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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

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6 month program, 50% indigent beds. Residents are given work to do while there.

The Beginning – Tyler

903-581-9472

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Accepts individuals from all counties.

Turtle Creek Manor – Dallas

214-871-2483

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Men and women

Twelve Way Foundation

903-935-4115

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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.

TRANSPORTATION

Go Bus

800-590-3371

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Medical Transport

877-633-8747

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Tyler Taxi – Paratransit Program

903-595-7236

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Contact is Michelle: Disability rides for $1.50 each way within the city limits of Tyler with approved application.

Tyler Transit

903-533-8057

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FOOD SERVICES

Meals on Wheels

903-593-7385

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1st United Methodist Church – Lindale

903-881-8409

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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

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1st Mon & Thurs 9:00 – 12:00

East Texas Food Bank

903-597-3663

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Comprehensive listing of current food pantries

Marvin United Methodist Church

903-592-7396

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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

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PATH

903-597-4044

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UTILITIES

Greater East TX Community Action Program

936-720-7474

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Help with cooling and heating bills.

Lite Up Texas

866-454-8387

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Electric bill assistance

Lifeline

866-454-8387

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Phone bill assistance

Public Utilities Commission

888-782-8477 or 512-936-7120

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CLOTHES/FURNITURE

Goodwill

903-593-8438 or 903-581-5422

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VETERANS SERVICES

Cohen Veterans Network (CVN)

833-286-8387 or 800-273-8255

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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

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Contact: Raimund Gideon – Home improvements for veterans.

Presbyterian Night Shelter

817-632-7400

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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

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US Department of Veterans Affairs

800-827-1000

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Veterans Re-Entry Search Services

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CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Cenikor

888-236-4567

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Short term Inpatient Care; Adult Outpatient and Outpatient Detox Services; Adolescent Outpatient Services. Most insurance plans accepted.

CHIP (children’s insurance)

211

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Day Care Info

800-862-5252

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Directory of licensed day care centers

PATH

903-597-4044

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Texas Workforce Solutions Child Care Services

903-526-1105 or 800-676-8283

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The Gabriel Project

903-880-6539

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Mentors pregnant girls and helps direct them to needed services

ADULT EDUCATION

Literacy Council of Tyler

903-533-0330

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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

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Learn to read, prepare for high school equivalency test or GED or learn English.

GRIEF SUPPORT

Hospice of East Texas

903-566-9023 or 800-777-9860

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Offer a variety of classes/seminars for adults and children. Best to check website for calendar of events listing.

JOB ASSISTANCE

Express Personnel Services

903-592-9999

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Will help place felons.

Texas Workforce

903-473-8757 or 800-939-6631

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Felon Hire

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PRIVATE PSYCH HOSPITALS

BHC

800-566-0088

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Glen Oaks

800-443-1109

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Animal Assisted Therapy used.

Palestine Regional

903-731-1000

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ASSISTING LIVING

Oakwood (Athens, TX)

903-675-2002

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Needs pay source