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.
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: http://www.montrosecenter.org/hub/volunteer-2-2/
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:
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.
|Donor||Donation Amount||Donation Date||Comment|
|Camp Rehoboth Community Center||$1,757.50*||3/7/2018|
|Texas Council on Family Violence Verizon Grant||$3,846.20*||2/15/2018|
|California Pizza Kitchen Houston Locations||$50.65*||2/8/2018|
|Sun Valley High School Gay Straight Alliance c/o Elizabeth Seravallo||$120.00*||2/5/2018|
|Laura Garcia||$700.00||1/5/2018||Highland Lounge| Austin, TX- Bartender Fundraiser, spearheaded by Garrett Reist for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in our LGBTQ community in Houston.|
|Jason Nelson||$200.00||12/31/2017||Our company, Legendary Games, employs a diverse staff of freelancers and created a special charity bundle to support people harmed by the disasters in the Houston area. We are glad for the chance to support gender-diverse youth and hope we can in some small way help the people in the area to put their lives and communities back on track!|
|Harold Escobar||$12.00||12/31/2017||To Harvey’s victims|
|Oppenheimer Funds Legacy Account||$50.00*||12/28/2017|
|Vadim Akhmadikin||$143.00||12/24/2017||On behalf of PastelNinelle Etsy shop From Nelly Akhmadikina|
|Texas Pride Impact Fund via The Dallas Foundation||$11,000.00*||12/20/2017|
|Twin Cities Pride Minneapolis||$500.00*||12/20/2017|
|Anonymous Donor||$52.50||12/19/2017||In honor of Elliott SoRelle|
|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.|
|Fish & Richardson c/o Janna Chou||$1,025.00*||12/12/2017|
|Global Giving c/o Britt Lake||$50,000.00*||12/7/2017|
|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|
|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.|
|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|
|Grand Ducal Council of SF c/o David La Fever||$350.00*||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||$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|
|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|
|Friends of Yarmouth Council on Aging c/o Raymond Petruccelli||$835.50*||10/24/2017|
|Anonymous Donor||$226.00||10/22/2017||This donation is on behalf of Dignity Chicago.|
|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|
|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|
|Stonewall Sports, Inc.||$500.00||10/17/2017|
|Lone Star Volleyball Association Inc.||$6,226.00*||10/15/2017|
|Andrea and Laura Thomas-Williams||$25.00||10/13/2017|
|Texas Mutual Insurance Company||$10,000.00*||10/13/2017|
|* offline donation|