Hurricane Harvey LGBTQ Disaster Relief Fund

Hurricane Harvey
LGBTQ Disaster Relief Fund

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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.

Hurricane Harvey LGBTQ Disaster Relief Fund
 Houston, Texas
August 27 - December 31, 2017

The catastrophic and historic impact of Hurricane Harvey will be felt by the LGBTQ community of Houston Texas for days, months, and potentially years to come. Help our LGBTQ community members displaced by the storm today by giving to the LGBTQ Disaster Relief Fund, managed by the Montrose Center – Houston’s LGBTQ counseling and community center serving Houston for 39 years.

With more than 35,000 clients in core programs we are already learning of staff and community members who have lost everything. 

The LGBTQ Disaster Relief Fund will be used to help individuals and families begin to rebuild their lives through counseling, case management, direct assistance with shelf stable food, furniture, housing and more. The Center’s dedicated case management team is on call to help homeless youth, seniors, people living with HIV, hate crime survivors, and those devastated by the storm. 

For volunteer opportunities please visit:

While the Montrose Center will focus primarily on empowering the LGBTQ community to rebuild after the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, we serve all people in need regardless of their sexuality.

*Please note: Offline donations in the form of checks or money orders may be sent to 401 Branard Street, 2nd Floor - Houston, Texas 77006. Please include a note that lets us know your gift supports the Hurricane Harvey LGBTQ Disaster Relief Fund and make all checks payable to the Montrose Center. 

We send our thanks to foundations that have already supported our fund:

AARP Foundation

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

The Campbell Foundation

Comcast NBCUniversal

Foundation Beyond Belief

The Happy Hippie Foundation

The Hollyfield Foundation

Texas Pride Impact Funds

Texas United Charities 

Stonewall Community Foundation

Montrose Counseling Center, Inc., dba the Montrose Center, is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. EIN# 74-2050245. No goods or services will be received in exchange for donations made to this page and it is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Were you impacted by the devastating results of Hurricane Harvey?

On behalf of the Montrose Center staff and LGBTQ communities around the nation, we want you to know that your personal loss is extremely meaningful and important to us and many others –  and that is what makes this a community.

You can request services or resources from our dedicated case management and counseling staff here.


Donations2Date: $845,607

Donor Donation Amount Donation Date Comment
Anonymous Donor $250.00 12/17/2017
Anonymous Donor $100.00 12/16/2017
Sarah McCaig $50.00 12/15/2017 A donation on behalf of the Lularoe 614 Multi-Consultant Sales Group.
JWR ROWE ENTERPRISES INC $250.00 12/14/2017
Michael Hess $100.00 12/14/2017 Donation made from Gotham Volleyball League in NYC on behalf of Industry Bar.
Global Giving c/o Britt Lake $50,000.00* 12/7/2017
Hadeis Safi $110.00 12/6/2017
Alec Weege $20.00 12/5/2017
Alexander Gellman $11,000.00* 12/5/2017
Beverly Bennett $500.00* 12/5/2017
Laurie McLean $20.00* 12/5/2017
Connectrac (Strong Products Group Ltd.) $55.00* 12/4/2017
Stonewall Bocce c/o Brian Lombardo $1,000.00* 11/30/2017
Hillcrest Brewing Co. San Diego $223.00* 11/30/2017
Anonymous Donor $103.00 11/28/2017 This donation is in honor of L Bruce Lewellyn of 6107 Kuldell Dr, Houston, who helped my elderly mother to safety during Harvey. Bruce continues to struggle to get his flooded home clear of debris and mold. I hope you are able to help him and others like him who are no match for the overwhelming effects of the storm.
Dignity Philadelphia c/o Kevin Davies $278.00* 11/28/2017
Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP Law Firm $5,308.00* 11/28/2017
Goldman, Sachs & Co. Matching Gift Program $500.00* 11/27/2017
Darrell Ramsey-Musolf $25.00* 11/27/2017
Gabrielle Horton $135.01 11/24/2017 The graduate public policy student organizations - Out in Public (OIP) and the Students of Color in Public Policy (SCPP) are proud to submit this final donation to The Montrose Center, as they help to support so many LGBTQIA residents affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Katherine Wenzel $10.00* 11/22/2017
Broadway United Church of Christ New York $253.00* 11/22/2017
Friends at Bullet Bar North Hollywood $2,650.00* 11/22/2017
Caleb & Elliott Equity One Podcast $11.00 11/21/2017 With love from the Equity One Podcast
LGBT Equality Alliance Chester County $250.00* 11/16/2017
Bryan Gray $150.00 11/15/2017 This donation is on behalf of the Chicago, IL chapter of Pride@KPMG
Gabrielle Horton $1,000.00 11/15/2017 The graduate students organizations Out in Public and Students of Color in Public Policy - at the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (Ann Arbor, MI) - are humbled to support the Montrose Center and Houston's LGBTQ population heal and rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
C-in2 Clothing c/o Jorge Baron Munoz $245.00* 11/10/2017
Anonymous Donor $450.00 11/9/2017
Elizabeth Harris $25.00* 11/8/2017
Grand Ducal Council of SF c/o David La Fever $350.00* 11/7/2017
Cynthia Wallace $100.00* 11/7/2017
Rachel Madorsky $155.00 11/3/2017 With Love & Care from ColdTowne Theater + Coaching Therapist Institute in Austin,TX. xo
Ian Archer $265.00 11/3/2017 Listing is Shiloh and Iain Archer Campos
Tyson Olcott $263.50 11/2/2017
Anonymous Donor $36.42 11/2/2017
Kim Ho $50.00 11/1/2017
Tyson Olcott $522.00 11/1/2017 Queerlinkers, an employee resource group at Clearlink hosted a bake sale at their headquarters in Salt Lake City, UT to help support the victims of the hurricane.
Dignity San Antonio c/o Treasurer $300.00* 11/1/2017
Intersectional Feminist Alliance at University of Texas at Dallas $152.00* 11/1/2017
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates $100.00* 11/1/2017
Nicholas Roessler $309.10 10/30/2017 Donating on behalf of The Eye of The Storm Hurricane Relief Fundraising Event
Jasmin Vangas $15.00 10/27/2017
Imperial Court of San Francisco c/o Emperor Nic Hunter & Empress Mercedez Munro $3,452.67* 10/26/2017
Happy Hippies Foundation $50,000.00* 10/26/2017
Anonymous Donor $105.00 10/25/2017
Atlassian Inc $55.00 10/24/2017
Friends of Yarmouth Council on Aging c/o Raymond Petruccelli $835.50* 10/24/2017
Kathryn Martin $100.00* 10/24/2017
Matthew Young $10.00 10/22/2017
Anonymous Donor $226.00 10/22/2017 This donation is on behalf of Dignity Chicago.
Anonymous Donor $50.00 10/21/2017
Katherine Pruitt $260.00 10/21/2017 Hey there, My name is Katie Pruitt, artist/singer/songwriter from Nashville. Last night we had a bennifit show with an all gay artist bill and donated our proceeds to your cause. Our hearts go out to you while you are rebuilding your lives and your city. We hope this helps and please let me know if there is anything else I can do.
Robert Hankinson $163.00 10/21/2017 From Kweendom comedy show in Brooklyn, NY
ISQCCBE c/o Keith Roberts $669.75* 10/20/2017
David Carter $50.00 10/19/2017
Charles Armstrong Investments c/o Jose Apodaca $2,500.00* 10/19/2017
Dignity Boston c/o Erina Spiegelman $457.00* 10/19/2017
AARP Foundation c/o Amber Talburt $35,000.00* 10/18/2017
Cynthia Sepulveda $40.00 10/17/2017
Stonewall Sports, Inc. $500.00 10/17/2017
Moremi Vassall $5.00 10/17/2017
Rajesh Murali $50.00 10/16/2017
Diane Phelan $25.00 10/15/2017
Anonymous Donor $15.00 10/15/2017
Lone Star Volleyball Association Inc. $6,226.00* 10/15/2017
Rachael Fish $100.00 10/14/2017
Victor Lopez $90.00 10/13/2017
Andrea and Laura Thomas-Williams $25.00 10/13/2017
Texas Mutual Insurance Company $10,000.00* 10/13/2017
Darrel Ramsey-Musolf $50.00* 10/13/2017
Cheryl Roberts $10.00* 10/13/2017
samantha stone $666.67 10/12/2017 Donation made on behalf of FIVE & DONE CREATIVE GROUP
Poppy Champlin $250.00* 10/12/2017
Valyntina Grenier $30.00 10/11/2017 This donation is a result of a Pride Pop-Up art show I held at Tiny Town Gallery in Tucson Az. The painting I sold "Ghosting Guns" is a statement against gun violence. As an LGBTQIA artist I am happy to be able to make this donation on national coming out day!
Theresa Bale $347.00 10/11/2017 Donations collected from proceeds of our Queer First Fridays event on September 1, 2017.
Yamalieu Khuu $500.00 10/11/2017 I threw a hurricane relief benefit to raise these funds under the Queertainment and AfterEllen brand in West Hollywood, CA.
ERSICSS c/o Jonathan Mount aka Angela Mercy, Treasurer $1,910.00* 10/11/2017
Eamon McGovern $100.00 10/10/2017
Lucio Nieto $5.00 10/10/2017
Alfie Pettit aka Arial Trampway $1,750.00* 10/10/2017
Anonymous Donor $500.00 10/9/2017
Carol Campbell $71.00 10/9/2017 Thanks for being here to help our folks!!
David Beatrice $27.50 10/9/2017
Anonymous Anonymous $1,600.00* 10/9/2017
Newman's Own Foundation in colloboration with OKRA Charity Saloon $17,000.00* 10/8/2017
Anonymous Donor $75.00 10/7/2017
Larissa Charnsangavej $150.00 10/6/2017
Kathleen Collins $20.00 10/6/2017
Anonymous Donor $257.00 10/6/2017 On behalf of Naked Girls Reading Austin
Courtney Martin $15.00 10/6/2017 Love to my hometown. Love to my LGBTQ family.
Sara Jane Munford $100.00 10/6/2017
Julia Wallace $102.00 10/6/2017
Anonymous Donor $55.00 10/6/2017
Marion & Mark Hammer $250.00* 10/6/2017
Gwendolyn Haley $100.00* 10/6/2017
Bruce Dayton $1,000.00 10/5/2017
Jeffrey Hurter $140.00 10/5/2017 This donation is from an Ottawa, Ontario, Canada hurricane relief fundraiser concert that featured local bands Destroy Clocks, No Fuss, Deathsticks, The Suffering Booth and The Bloody Ghouls. This donation is on behalf of House of TARG, Sitting On The Outside and the Ottawa music community.
OutCare Health $300.00 10/5/2017
Anonymous Donor $25.00 10/5/2017
* offline donation