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Local/Community Assistance

East Texas Crisis Center  903-675-2137 (Athens)
Crisis intervention, support groups, legal advocacy, and shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Family Peace Project  903-677-9177 (Athens)
Place of refuge and resources for victims of family violence.

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services  903-675-5631 (Athens)
Protection for children, the elderly, and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

East Texas Child Care Services 903-526-1105 (Tyler)
Child care for parents who are striving to become self-sufficient.  Sliding scale fees.  Call for intake.

Parents Anonymous of Tyler 903-597-1831  (Tyler)
Education, support, and resources for parents, youth, and teen parents.  Call to register for classes.

Parent Services Center, Inc. 903-595-2235  (Tyler)
Free parenting classes and support groups.  Call for information on schedules and locations or to register.

God's Open Hands Thrift Store and Food Pantry  903-849-4557 (Chandler)
Food pantry open Tuesday and Thursday, 10-1 and second Saturday each month, 10-1.
Low cost clothing offered. Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 10-2.

Helping Hands Clothes Closet  309 Royall (Athens)
Children's clothing only.  Open Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Andrews Center 903-675-8541 (Athens)
Service programs include mental health, mental retardation, counseling, Early Childhood Intervention (ECI), At-risk youth

Compassionate Friends  903-258-2547 (Tyler)
Support following the death of a child.  Meets third Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Community Services, Inc.  903-831-9929  (Athens)
Electric and gas payment assistance, weatherization, wheel chair ramps.  Appointments scheduled by phone on Mondays and Tuesday, 9-12.  Walk ins accepted 1-3 p.m.

Family Resource Center  90-887-4711  (Gun Barrel City)
Assistance with utility bills, clothing, and furniture.  By appointment only Tuesdays through Fridays, 10-12:30.

Henderson County HELP Center  903-675-4357  (Athens)
Information and referral services and emergency financial assistance.

Smith County American Red Cross  903-581-7981  (Tyler)
Emergency disaster assistance

Salvation Army   903-592-4361  (Tyler)
Assistance with job skills, job searches, literacy and GED classes to help individuals and families to be self-sufficient.  Food pantry opens Monday-Friday, 9-4.  Soup kitchen available at meal times.  Temporary lodging/shelter available.

Henderson County Food Pantry  903-677-1600  (Athens)
Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. until noon.

Total Healthcare Center  903-533-7400  (Tyler)
Low cost primary care for adults and children, dental services for children.

Lone Star Legal Aid   903-595-4781  (Tyler)
Free legal aid provider.  Intake hours Monday through Thursday, 8-11 a.m.  Financial and legal status eligibility requirements apply.