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The Montrose Center

Established in 1978 as a safe and affirming place for lesbian and gay Houstonians to receive counseling, the Montrose Center has emerged as one of the nation’s leading full-service LGBTQ centers. Although counseling remains at the heart of what we do, services have expanded to meet the changing needs of our diverse community. These services include substance abuse treatment, support and advocacy for LGBTQ survivors of violent crimes, care and assistance for people with HIV/AIDS, free community wellness programs and activities, and programs for our community’s most vulnerable and isolated—youth and seniors. We sit at the center of the LGBTQ community and serve as a gathering place for LGBTQ organizations and groups.

Jared Jonté Jacobs Memorial Fund
 The Montrose Center
March 22 - May 22, 2018

On March 22, 2018, the Houston LGBTQ community lost one of its community gems, Jared Jonté Jacobs, due to a senseless act of violence that could have and should have been prevented. Jared, who was 25 years old at the time, was a proud 2017 Lamar University graduate with a nursing degree who had a bright and promising future. He was a son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend. He is survived by a loving support system of family and friends who have asked that the Montrose Center create this fund in his memory. Our hearts are extended to the family and friends who mourn the loss of such a shining star in their lives.

If you would like to help Jared's family with the expenses associated with this unfortunate and untimely loss, we invite you to give to this fund by clicking red SPONSOR ME buttone and Make a Donation. All proceeds (minus processing fees for online transactions) will be given directly to his family.

Please note: This page will continue to be updated with new information as we receive it from Jared's family and friends.

Donations2Date: $371

Donor Donation Amount Donation Date Comment
Anonymous Donor $31.00 3/24/2018
Anonymous Donor $35.00 3/24/2018
Kim Luong $25.00 3/23/2018
Robert Kirkland $20.00 3/23/2018
Gail Gandy $20.00 3/23/2018 Thoughts, prayers of comfort and healing to all that knew and loved this precious soul.
Anonymous Donor $20.00 3/23/2018 Heart aches at this tragedy. Sending love and solidarity to all friends and family.
Phil C $10.00 3/23/2018
Larneka Lavalais $25.00 3/22/2018
Anonymous Donor $5.50 3/22/2018
Anonymous Donor $27.50 3/22/2018
Dana Rose $22.00 3/22/2018
Frederick Reninger $50.00 3/22/2018
Gianna Navarro $5.25 3/22/2018
Kennedy "Kent" Loftin $50.00 3/22/2018 Forever in our hearts
Howard Jones $25.00 3/22/2018 I don’t even know this guy but this story is just heartbreaking, I pray that God give his love ones strength to deal with losing their loved one in this sad situation and may Jared Jacobs Rest In Peace ????
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