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FAYS: Family and Youth Services

Parenting can be stressful, especially right now, but you are not alone! To talk to someone, contact our FAYS (Family and Youth Services) program. Our program serves the Deep East Texas region. To learn more, click the link below:

Or, if you live outside our region, we can refer you to another program that serves your area. To search your area, click the Learn More link below:

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May 9th - May 15th is Economic Development Week & Small Business Week across the state of Texas. This is a chance for us to celebrate and support our local small businesses and entrepreneurs. You can participate in this week in multiple ways, including:

Attending Governor Greg Abbott's Starting a Business in Texas webinar on Thursday, May 13th, at 1:00 PM.

Join in on the conversation on social media by using the hashtags: #SmallBizWeekTexas - #EconDevWeek - #TexasEconDev

And, of course, take the opportunity to support your favorite, local small businesses!

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Texas Call Center Launches To Connect Organizations, Businesses, and Homebound With Mobile Vaccine Teams

Governor Abbott, TDEM and TMD have partnered to launch a call center that will allow businesses to call and schedule a mobile vaccine team to come to their place of business, as well as a mobile team for people that are homebound. More details are below:

  • Businesses and organizations can call 844-90-TEXAS, select Option 3

  • Businesses or civic organizations must have 10 or more employees, visitors, or members who voluntarily choose to be vaccinated.

  • Homebound clients can call 844-90-TEXAS and select Option 1 to have a mobile team member visit their residence to administer the vaccine.

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DETCOG Reg. Housing Auth. Draft Annual Plan Now Available

A draft copy of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments Regional Housing Authority Plan for its 2021-2022 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8 Rental Assistance) is now available for review and comment.

To view the draft plan, click the link below:

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Do you have questions about COVID-19? Learn about testing sites, where to get vaccinations, and more.  Click the link below for resources for families, businesses, local governments and organizations.


The case for broadband in Deep East Texas - a briefing on DETCOG's Broadband Initiative.

Click the link below for more information.


Preparedness Week:

May 9-15th

Hurricane Season begins on June 1st. You are encouraged to complete simple preparation steps before it starts.

Click the link below to go to the DETCOG Storm Center page to review the preparations and stay up-to-date with the latest information for our area.

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Contact Us

1405 Kurth Drive, Lufkin, TX 75904-1929  |  Tel: 936-634-2247

Normal Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:30 to 12 and 1 to 4:30

The fastest way to receive a response from DETCOG is to call or send an email directly to the program you are trying to reach.  Contact information for each department can be found under the Programs tab.  You may also email a general inquiry to or use the form below. 

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