Smith County Resources

AgencyPhone NumberWeb SiteDescription
As of 01/31/2022
GENERAL ASSISTANCE
211 Texas Referral Hotline211http://www.211Texas.orgEnter 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 HELPhttp://www.903help.org/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 Probation903-567-4066https://www.smith-county.com/government/departments/adult-probation
Angel Reach936-262-0186http://angelreach.org/welcome/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 Ministries877-922-7769http://www.arrow.org/texas/
Assurance Wireless888-898-4888 http://www.assurancewireless.com/Public/Welcome.aspxFree phone, minutes, texts and data for qualifying persons
Attorney General's Office800-252-8014https://childsupport.oag.state.tx.us/wps/portal/csiChild Support Division
Aunt Berthahttps://www.auntbertha.com/An amazing website that has a HUGE amount of resources determined by zip code.
Avoice888-343-4414http://www.tlsc.orgDedicated to providing statewide free legal services to crime victims through legal advocacy and training.
BRET (Building Relationships in East Texas)903-805-3662https://breteasttexas.wixsite.com/bretOur 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 Hope903-216-0912 or 936-776-7755 or 903-477-1266Teen 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.
CASAhttp://casaforkidsofet.org/Court Appointed Children's Advocates
CDC Info800-232-4636https://www.cdc.gov/Various disease information
Champion for Children903-592-1452https://championsforchildren.org/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 Bridge903-521-5191http://cuabtyler.org/
Crime Victims Legal Hotline800-622-2520 or 512-477-3950Legal counsel for military (including spouses and dependants); 60+ years old; Medicare
Crime Victims Services Unit903-385-4737http://www.crmtx.orgProvides 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 Hotline800-374-HOPE
East Texas Autism Network903-630-7094https://www.autismconnect.com/directory/east-texas-autism-network-in-usa-22935-directory
Health and Human Services903-567-4147https://hhs.texas.gov/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.
LGBTQ817-689-7951http://www.lgbtqsaves.org/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 Aid903-595-4781 or 800-248-0048http://www.lonestarlegal.org/Tyler.plLegal help in a wide variety of areas.
Medicaid Hotline800-252-8263http://www.YourTexasBenefits.org
National Domestic Violence Hotline800-799-7233http://www.thehotline.org/
National Runaway Hotline800-786-2929http://www.1800runaway.org/
National Suicide Prevention Hotline800-273-8255http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/#
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline866-331-9474http://www.loveisrespect.orgLive chat available
Parenting Teens800-788-2800http://www.drugfree.org/resources/
PFLAG903-372-9524https://www.pflag.org/LGBT Support Group
Poison Control800-222-1222http://webpoisoncontrol.org/?gclid=CjwKEAjw19vABRCY2YmkpO2OzTsSJAAzEt8s_AM1ssD6g9F9WlPV2xguJZSTg03BqAZvSQBK2qz8xhoCawXw_wcB
Qlink855-754-6543https://qlinkwireless.com/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.
Reentry Resource Guidehttp://www.tdcj.texas.gov/documents/rid/RID_Reentry_Resource_Guide.pdfComprehensive reentry resource guide of all 254 Texas counties.
Sav-On-Moving903-595-2875Possibly low-cost moving company. Stan is owner.
Sexual Assault Legal Hotline888-296-SAFE
Smith County Jail903-590-2800https://www.cityoftyler.org/government/departments/police-department/community/crime-information/inmate-search
Social Security800-772-1213https://www.ssa.gov/
Special Health Resources for Texas, Inc.903-212-7855https://www.specialhealth.org/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 Project800-374-4673http://www.texasadvocacyproject.org/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 Services800-252-5400https://www.txabusehotline.org/Login/Default.aspxChild and Adult Abuse
Texas Relay711 or 800-735-2988https://www.puc.texas.gov/relaytexas/Overview.aspxInterpretation services for the deaf
Texas Workforce Commission800-939-6631https://www.twc.texas.gov/Unemployment services
Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services (formerly DARS)903-675-9900http://www.easttexasworkforce.org/Assist people with disabilities find jobs or continue to work.
Texas Youth Hotline800-989-6884 or 512-872-5777 (text) or 800-210-2278https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/youth-helpline/Texting available at 512-872-5777
TX Dept. of Family & Protective Services903-567-7357http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Adult_Protection/Adult protective services
WIC800-942-3678https://texaswic.org/Women, Infants and Children's Program
COUNSELING
Allegiance Speciality Hospital903-984-3505Inpatient and Outpatient specialized care for older adults (55 +) with emotional, mental and/or behavioral issues. Kilgore and Tyler Texas locations.
Andrews Center903-597-1351http://www.andrewscenter.com/
Azelway Boys Ranch and Children's Services903-566-8444 (24 hours)http://www.azleway.org/
Bethesda Health Clinic903-596-8353http://www.bethesdaclinic.org/
Cenikor888-236-4567http://www.cenikor.org/Short term Inpatient Care; Adult Outpatient and Outpatient Detox Services; Adolescent Outpatient Services. Most insurance plans accepted.
East Texas Psychological Services903-675-9570https://www.etpsathens.com/
Grace Works - Tyler903-533-1817http://www.gabc.org/ministries/graceworksMinistry of Green Acres Baptist Church; wide variety of counseling; faith based.
National Alliance for Mentally Ill (NAMI)800-950-6264http://www.nami.org/
Networks903-581-2835http://www.andrewscenter.com/services-programs/networks-star.phpAt risk youth and their families
PTSD Treatment - Tyler903-566-0088 (24 hour) 800-566-0088 903-266-2200 (Tyler)https://uthealtheasttexasdoctors.com/services/psychiatry-and-psychology
Mosaic Counseling Center of East Texas. 903-593-9141http://www.scctyler.org/Wide variety of counceling services
Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists?search=75765Find Local Psychologist
HOUSING AUTHORITIES
City of Tyler Housing Services903-531-1303https://www.cityoftyler.org/government/departments/neighborhood-services/housing-choice-voucherCurrently, the city of Tyler housing choice voucher programs waiting list is closed.
Gladewater903-845-2493https://gladewaterhousing.com/
LOW INCOME HOUSING/HOUSING FOR FELONS/HOUSING
Centerpiece Investments Properties (Darrel Guthrie)903-592-2361https://www.centerpiecellc.com/Will rent to felons depending on charges
Disciple Place Village903-234-8171https://www.disciplehomes.org/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 Rentals903-593-2373http://doubledrentalstyler.com/Will rent to felons depending on charges
EFG Properties903-360-7345Please call for information
Eastwood Apartments903-597-0218http://www.eastwoodapts.com/Will rent to felons depending on charges. Not low income.
Oxford House903-630-6377http://www.oxfordhouse.org/userfiles/file/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 Park903-566-2964Will rent to felson on a case by case basis.
Tammy903-747-8514 604 N. Bois D' Arc. Boarding house; $200 deposit; $350 rent; tenants share kitchen and bathroom
Town Parc Apartments903-593-3200https://www.townparcattyler.com/Will NOT rent to people with felony charges; misdemeanors only
USDA - Rural Development Multi-Family Housing Rentalshttps://rdmfhrentals.sc.egov.usda.gov/RDMFHRentals/select_state.jspRentals in all 50 states plus Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam.
EMERGENCY HOUSING
Austin Street Center - Dallas214-428-4242http://www.austinstreet.org/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 Center903-595-5591 or 800-333-0358https://etcc.org/24 hour hotlilne
Family Peace Project - Athens903-677-9177http://www.familypeaceproject.org/Domestic violence and sexual assault
Hiway 80 Rescue Mission - Longview/Tyler903-759-9875http://www.hiway80rm.org/No admissions for arson or sexual charges
House of Refuge - Corsicana903-874-3421https://www.womenshelters.org/det/house_of_refuge_corsicana_75110Christian based shelter for abused women; single mothers; financially destitute families. Will not take people on disability.
PATH903-597-4044http://www.pathhelps.org/
Presbyterian Night Shelter817-632-7400http://www.journeyhome.org/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 - Tyler903-592-4361http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/tyler/
Samaritan Inn - McKinney972-542-5302https://www.saminn.org/
The Farm903-216-4400Work for temporary room and board. Working farm.
Union Gospel Mission817-339-2553https://www.ugm-tc.org/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 - Longview903-295-0904http://ahopeforwomen.org/Females with a wide variety of needs.
Women in Need - Greenville903-455-4612https://www.wintexas.org/Domestic violence only
SKILLS TRAINING
Arbor Place Baptist Mission - Ben Wheeler903-963-1573https://www.kjvchurches.com/churches/united-states/texas/ben-wheeler/arbor-place-baptist-church-ben-wheeler-tx/Veterans only; have to have recommendation by their pastor; teach various skills
MEDICAL
Allegiance Speciality Hospital903-984-3505Inpatient and Outpatient specialized care for older adults (55 +) with emotional, mental and/or behavioral issues. Kilgore and Tyler Texas locations.
Bethesda Health Clinic903-596-8353http://www.bethesdaclinic.org/
Family Circle of Care903-535-9041https://www.tylercircleofcare.org/
Health Resources of Texas903-597-7558 or 877-847-9355https://www.texashealth.org/
Hope Cottage - Dallas214-526-8721 or 800-944-4460http://hopecottage.org/Pregnancy and adoption center
Hope Pregnancy Center903-567-6000http://www.hopecanton.com/Accept patients from all counties
Indigent Health Care903-567-1023http://www.dshs.texas.gov/cihcp/CIHCP-Client-Page/
Kaufman Community Health Center972-932-7001https://www.freeclinics.com/det/tx_Kaufman_Community_Health_Ctr
Forum Lifetime Health Center903-534-0773https://forumhealthtyler.com/Assists with hormone therapy
Net Health903-535-0030 or 903-593-7474http://www.healthyeasttx.org/The goal of the program is to provide clients with resources needed to manage their health in the best possible way.
Phoenix Health Center903-595-5595https://www.phoenixhctyler.com/Services offered: Treatment of acude diseases; treatment of chronic diseases; annual checkups; preventative care; women's health care and mental health care
Planned Parenthood - Tyler903-581-8277 or 800-230-PLANhttp://www.ppgreatertx.org
Smith County Indigent Health Care903-526-4405http://www.dshs.texas.gov/cihcp/CIHCP-Client-Page/
Special Health Resources903-234-8808http://www.specialhealth.org/Work with patients with HIV/STDs Pediatric care. Vaccination and immunization care.
Texas Department of State Health Services903-675-7742https://www.dshs.texas.gov/
Tyler Family Circle of Care903-535-9041https://www.tylercircleofcare.org/A variety of family, pediatric, women's and social services.
DENTAL
Bethesda Health Clinic903-596-8353http://www.bethesdaclinic.org/
Special Health Resources903-234-8808http://www.specialhealth.org/Pediatric and adult dental care.
Tyler Jr. College903-510-2342https://www.tjc.edu/Low cost dental procedures.
PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE
Needy Meds800-503-6897http://www.needymeds.org/Site will inform you if medications are PAP
PATH903-597-4044http://www.pathhelps.org/
QOL Pharmacy903-595-3100http://www.genoa-qol.com/
RX Assistance877-537-5537http://rxassist.org/
Together RX Access800-444-4106http://www.togetherrxacces.com/
ALCOHOL AND DRUG TREATMENT
AA800-262-4944http://www.aa.org/
Azleway Substance Abuse - Big Sandy903-636-9800http://www.azleway.org/
Call To Recovery903-360-2613 (Dan)Prefers voicemail
Celebrate Recovery903-385-0307Christ centered recovery program with locations in Wills Pointl, Lindale, Terrell, Canton and Pittsburg. Some locations offer dinner before the meeting.
Cenikor888-236-4567http://www.cenikor.org/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)800-441-8639http://www.etcada.com/
UT Health East Texas Behavioral Health 903-877-5560https://uthealtheasttexas.com/services/behavioral-health
Hiway 80 Rescue Mission - Longview/Tyler903-363-9265http://www.hiway80rm.org/Also has inpatient recovery program. Contact Errin Dixon
Homeward Bound - Dallas214-941-3500http://www.homewardboundinc.org/Men and women
House of Isaiah - Mabank903-887-1373https://www.houseofisaiah.net/Men only
Iron House - Eustace903-425-2061Men 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 - Athens903-292-1766https://lilalaneoutreach.com/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 Church903-592-7396https://marvinumc.com/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 - Winnsboro903-342-3862http://www.mmmrehab.com/Women only
NA818-773-9999 x771https://www.na.org/
Nexus Recovery Center214-321-0156http://www.nexusrecovery.org/Women only.
Recovery People https://recoverypeople.org/advocates/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 House903-952-8442https://www.refugiohouse.org/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.
Mosaic Counceling Center of Tyler903-593-9141http://www.scctyler.org/Counsleing services accepts some insurances.
Son Shine Lighthouse903-895-4577http://www.sonshinelighthouse.org/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 Harbor903-286-1940http://www.soulsharbordallas.org/6 month program, 50% indigent beds. Residents are given work to do while there.
StepOne Service- Ut Health North Campus903-213-3893Inpatient detox- medicaid, medicare, and most insurance plans
The Beginning - Tyler903-581-9472https://communityhealthcore.com/service-cat/substance-use/Accepts individuals from all counties.
Turtle Creek Manor - Dallas214-871-2483https://www.tcrecovery.org/homeMen and women
Twelve Way Foundation903-935-4115http://twelveway.org/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 Bus800-590-3371http://www.etcog.org/234/GoBus.htm
Medical Transport877-633-8747https://hhs.texas.gov/services/health/medicaid-and-chip/programs/texas-medicaid-and-chip-medical-transportation-program
Tyler Taxi - Paratransit Program903-595-7236https://tylercab.com/Contact is Michelle: Disability rides for $1.50 each way within the city limits of Tyler with approved application.
Tyler Transit903-533-8057http://www.cityoftyler.org/Departments/TylerTransit.aspx
FOOD SERVICES
Meals on Wheels903-593-7385http://www.mowmet.org/60 years of age or older.
1st United Methodist Church - Lindale903-881-8409http://www.fumclindale.org/david-powell-food-pantry1st 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 Church903-561-9995http://www.colonialhills.com/1st Mon & Thurs 9:00 - 12:00
East Texas Food Bank903-597-3663http://easttexasfoodbank.orgComprehensive listing of current food pantries
Marvin United Methodist Church903-592-7396http://simplygrace.org/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 Meals877-508-6667http://www.momsmeals.com/
PATH903-597-4044http://www.pathhelps.org/
St. Pauls Children Services 903-595-5525https://www.stpaulchildren.org/medical, dental, food, other services.
United Way of Smith County Dial 211https://uwsmithcounty.org/how-we-help/#programsResources for other areas within smith county.
UTILITIES
Greater East TX Community Action Program936-720-7474http://www.get-cap.orgHelp with cooling and heating bills.
Lifeline866-454-8387https://www.fcc.gov/general/lifeline-program-low-income-consumersPhone bill assistance
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) 877399-8939 or 2-1-1https://www.texasgasservice.com/save-money/assistance-programs/low-income-home-energy-assistance-programutility assistance
Public Utilities Commission888-782-8477 or 512-936-7120https://www.puc.texas.gov/consumer/lowincome/assistance.aspx
Path 903-597-7284https://www.pathhelps.org/gethelp/Dental, Vision, Food, Utility, Rent, Housing
Texas Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP877-399-8939 or 2-1-1https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1579Utility assistance
CLOTHES/FURNITURE
Goodwill903-593-8438 or 903-581-5422http://goodwilleasttexas.com/food/clothing
Salvation Army903-592-4361https://www.salvationarmytexas.org/about-us/food/clothing
VETERANS SERVICES
Cohen Veterans Network (CVN)833-286-8387 or 800-273-8255https://www.cohenveteransnetwork.org/ Mental health care, at no or low cost to more than 350,000 post 9/11 Texas veterans
Habitat for Humanity903-595-6630 x 218http://www.smithcountyhabitat.orgContact: Raimund Gideon - Home improvements for veterans.
Presbyterian Night Shelter817-632-7400http://www.journeyhome.org/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 County903-590-2950https://www.smith-county.com/Government/Departments/Veterans/VeteransServices.aspx
Tyler Broadway VA Clinic 903-266-5900https://www.va.gov/north-texas-health-care/locations/tyler-broadway-va-clinic/
US Department of Veterans Affairs800-827-1000https://www.va.gov/
Veterans Re-Entry Search Serviceshttps://vrss.va.gov/
Veterans Suicide Hotline800-273-8255https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
CHILDREN'S SERVICES
Champions for Children 903-592-1454https://championsforchildren.org/parents/autism-education-and-resources-aer/Adult and care givers educational classes for children with Autism
Cenikor888-236-4567http://www.cenikor.org/Short term Inpatient Care; Adult Outpatient and Outpatient Detox Services; Adolescent Outpatient Services. Most insurance plans accepted.
CHIP (children's insurance)211https://www.yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/Home
Day Care Info800-862-5252http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Directory of licensed day care centers
PATH903-597-4044http://www.pathhelps.org/
Texas Workforce Solutions Child Care Services903-526-1105 or 800-676-8283http://www.easttexasworkforce.org/child-care-services/
The Gabriel Project888-300-5112Mentors pregnant girls and helps direct them to needed services
ADULT EDUCATION
Literacy Council of Tyler903-533-0330http://www.lcotyler.org/pages/programs/ged-prepNo 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 Directory877-389-6874http://www.nationalliteracydirectory.org/Learn to read, prepare for high school equivalency test or GED or learn English.
GRIEF SUPPORT
Hospice of East Texas903-266-3400 or 800-777-9860https://www.hospiceofeasttexas.org/Offer a variety of classes/seminars for adults and children. Best to check website for calendar of events listing.
JOB ASSISTANCE
Express Personnel Services903-592-9999https://www.expresspros.com/TylerTX/Will help place felons.
Texas Workforce903-473-8757 or 800-939-6631http://www.easttexasworkforce.org/
Felon Hirehttps://www.felonhire.com/.
Goodwill's Ex- Offender Reentry program903-593-8438https://www.goodwilleasttexas.com/Goodwill's reentry Program teaches participants how to accept responsibility for their actions, honestly disclose their offense to employers, prepare for job interviews, prepare resumes, and conduct job searches.
PRIVATE PSYCH HOSPITALS
BHC800-566-0088http://www.etmc.org/
Glen Oaks800-443-1109http://www.glenoakshospital.com/Animal Assisted Therapy used.
Palestine Regional903-731-1000http://www.palestineregional.com/
ASSISTING LIVING
Oakwood (Athens, TX)903-675-2002http://www.oakwoodplace.com/Needs pay source