Smith County Resources

AgencyPhone NumberWeb SiteDescription
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 HELP 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 Probation903-567-4066
Angel Reach936-262-0186 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 Ministries877-922-7769
Assurance Wireless888-898-4888 phone, minutes, texts and data for qualifying persons
Attorney General's Office800-252-8014 Support Division
Aunt Bertha 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)903-805-3662 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.
CASA Appointed Children's Advocates
CDC Info800-232-4636 disease information
Champion for Children903-592-1452 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 Bridge903-521-5191
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 Network903-630-7094
Health and Human Services903-567-4147 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.
LGBTQ817-689-7951 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.
Vada Counseling Counseling provides safe, supportive therapy for texans exploring their gender, sexuality, or sexual trauma.
Lone Star Legal Aid903-595-4781 or 800-248-0048 help in a wide variety of areas.
Medicaid Hotline800-252-8263
National Domestic Violence Hotline800-799-7233
National Runaway Hotline800-786-2929
National Suicide Prevention Hotline800-273-8255
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline866-331-9474http://www.loveisrespect.orgLive chat available
Parenting Teens800-788-2800
PFLAG903-372-9524 Support Group
Poison Control800-222-1222
Qlink855-754-6543 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 Guide 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 Jail903-590-2800
Social Security800-772-1213
Special Health Resources for Texas, Inc.903-212-7855 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 Project800-374-4673 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 Services800-252-5400 and Adult Abuse
Texas Relay711 or 800-735-2988 services for the deaf
Texas Workforce Commission800-939-6631 services
Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services (formerly DARS)903-675-9900 people with disabilities find jobs or continue to work.
Texas Youth Hotline800-989-6884 or 512-872-5777 (text) or 800-210-2278 available at 512-872-5777
TX Dept. of Family & Protective Services903-567-7357 protective services
WIC800-942-3678, Infants and Children's Program
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 Center903-597-1351
Azelway Boys Ranch and Children's Services903-566-8444 (24 hours)
Bethesda Health Clinic903-596-8353
Cenikor888-236-4567 term Inpatient Care; Adult Outpatient and Outpatient Detox Services; Adolescent Outpatient Services. Most insurance plans accepted.
East Texas Psychological Services903-675-9570
Grace Works - Tyler903-533-1817 of Green Acres Baptist Church; wide variety of counseling; faith based.
National Alliance for Mentally Ill (NAMI)800-950-6264
Networks903-581-2835 risk youth and their families
PTSD Treatment - Tyler903-566-0088 (24 hour) 800-566-0088 903-266-2200 (Tyler)
Mosaic Counseling Center of East Texas. 903-593-9141 variety of counceling services
Psychology Today Local Psychologist
Total Control Wellness Counseling, PLLC counseling sessions, no waiting list to Smith County via televideo. Accepting all major private and Medicaid insurance plans.
City of Tyler Housing Services903-531-1303, the city of Tyler housing choice voucher programs waiting list is closed.
Centerpiece Investments Properties (Darrel Guthrie)903-592-2361 rent to felons depending on charges
Disciple Place Village903-234-8171 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 Rentals903-593-2373 rent to felons depending on charges
EFG Properties903-360-7345Please call for information
Eastwood Apartments903-597-0218 rent to felons depending on charges. Not low income.
Oxford House903-630-6377 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 Apartments903-593-3200 NOT rent to people with felony charges; misdemeanors only
USDA - Rural Development Multi-Family Housing Rentals in all 50 states plus Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam.
Austin Street Center - Dallas214-428-4242’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 800-333-0358 hour hotlilne
Family Peace Project - Athens903-677-9177 violence and sexual assault
Hiway 80 Rescue Mission - Longview/Tyler903-759-9875 admissions for arson or sexual charges
House of Refuge - Corsicana903-874-3421 based shelter for abused women; single mothers; financially destitute families. Will not take people on disability.
Presbyterian Night Shelter817-632-7400 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 - Tyler903-592-4361
Samaritan Inn - McKinney972-542-5302
The Farm903-216-4400Work for temporary room and board. Working farm.
Union Gospel Mission817-339-2553, 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 - Longview903-295-0904 with a wide variety of needs.
Women in Need - Greenville903-455-4612 violence only
Arbor Place Baptist Mission - Ben Wheeler903-963-1573 only; have to have recommendation by their pastor; teach various skills
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 Clinic903-596-8353
Family Circle of Care903-535-9041
Health Resources of Texas903-597-7558 or 877-847-9355
Hope Cottage - Dallas214-526-8721 or 800-944-4460 and adoption center
Hope Pregnancy Center903-567-6000 patients from all counties
Indigent Health Care903-567-1023
Kaufman Community Health Center972-932-7001
Forum Lifetime Health Center903-534-0773 with hormone therapy
Net Health903-535-0030 or 903-593-7474 goal of the program is to provide clients with resources needed to manage their health in the best possible way.
Phoenix Health Center903-595-5595 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-PLAN
Smith County Indigent Health Care903-526-4405
Special Health Resources903-234-8808 with patients with HIV/STDs Pediatric care. Vaccination and immunization care.
Texas Department of State Health Services903-675-7742
Tyler Family Circle of Care903-535-9041 variety of family, pediatric, women's and social services.
Bethesda Health Clinic903-596-8353
Special Health Resources903-234-8808 and adult dental care.
Tyler Jr. College903-510-2342 cost dental procedures.
Needy Meds800-503-6897 will inform you if medications are PAP
QOL Pharmacy903-595-3100
RX Assistance877-537-5537
Together RX Access800-444-4106
Azleway Substance Abuse - Big Sandy903-636-9800
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.
Cenikor888-236-4567 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
UT Health East Texas Behavioral Health 903-877-5560
Hiway 80 Rescue Mission - Longview/Tyler903-363-9265 has inpatient recovery program. Contact Errin Dixon
Homeward Bound - Dallas214-941-3500 and women
House of Isaiah - Mabank903-887-1373 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 - Athens903-292-1766 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 Church903-592-7396 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 - Winnsboro903-342-3862 only
NA818-773-9999 x771
Nexus Recovery Center214-321-0156 only.
Recovery People 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 House903-952-8442 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 Tyler903-593-9141 services accepts some insurances.
Son Shine Lighthouse903-895-4577 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 Harbor903-286-1940 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 - Tyler903-581-9472 individuals from all counties.
Turtle Creek Manor - Dallas214-871-2483 and women
Twelve Way Foundation903-935-4115 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 Bus800-590-3371
Medical Transport877-633-8747
Tyler Taxi - Paratransit Program903-595-7236 is Michelle: Disability rides for $1.50 each way within the city limits of Tyler with approved application.
Tyler Transit903-533-8057
Meals on Wheels903-593-7385 years of age or older.
1st United Methodist Church - Lindale903-881-8409 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 Church903-561-9995 Mon & Thurs 9:00 - 12:00
East Texas Food Bank903-597-3663http://easttexasfoodbank.orgComprehensive listing of current food pantries
Marvin United Methodist Church903-592-7396 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 Meals877-508-6667
St. Pauls Children Services 903-595-5525, dental, food, other services.
United Way of Smith County Dial 211 for other areas within smith county.
Greater East TX Community Action Program936-720-7474http://www.get-cap.orgHelp with cooling and heating bills.
Lifeline866-454-8387 bill assistance
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) 877399-8939 or 2-1-1 assistance
Public Utilities Commission888-782-8477 or 512-936-7120
Path 903-597-7284, Vision, Food, Utility, Rent, Housing
Texas Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP877-399-8939 or 2-1-1 assistance
Goodwill903-593-8438 or 903-581-5422
Salvation Army903-592-4361
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 Humanity903-595-6630 x 218http://www.smithcountyhabitat.orgContact: Raimund Gideon - Home improvements for veterans.
Presbyterian Night Shelter817-632-7400 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 County903-590-2950
Tyler Broadway VA Clinic 903-266-5900
US Department of Veterans Affairs800-827-1000
Veterans Re-Entry Search Services
Veterans Suicide Hotline800-273-8255
Champions for Children 903-592-1454 and care givers educational classes for children with Autism
Cenikor888-236-4567 term Inpatient Care; Adult Outpatient and Outpatient Detox Services; Adolescent Outpatient Services. Most insurance plans accepted.
CHIP (children's insurance)211
Day Care Info800-862-5252 of licensed day care centers
Texas Workforce Solutions Child Care Services903-526-1105 or 800-676-8283
The Gabriel Project888-300-5112Mentors pregnant girls and helps direct them to needed services
Literacy Council of Tyler903-533-0330 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 Directory877-389-6874 to read, prepare for high school equivalency test or GED or learn English.
Hospice of East Texas903-266-3400 or 800-777-9860 a variety of classes/seminars for adults and children. Best to check website for calendar of events listing.
Express Personnel Services903-592-9999 help place felons.
Texas Workforce903-473-8757 or 800-939-6631
Felon Hire
Goodwill's Ex- Offender Reentry program903-593-8438'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.
Glen Oaks800-443-1109 Assisted Therapy used.
Palestine Regional903-731-1000
Oakwood (Athens, TX)903-675-2002 pay source