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.
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|
|Gabrielle Spierer||$125.00||9/21/2017||I raised the money and then added some more for this donation to the Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund at the Bellmore, NY car show on a Friday night. Car people are great! Thank you for all of the hard work that you're doing during this difficult time. I'm sending love and support!|
|Victoria Raymond||$35.00||9/21/2017||This donation was made possible by two great friends, Randi and Randall <3|
|Anonymous Donor||$21.00||9/20/2017||God bless what you are doing :)|
|Jonathan Hopson||$350.00||9/20/2017||Donations collected at our Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser and Sale.|
|Samuel Adams||$500.00||9/20/2017||On Sept. 19 we held a fundraiser in Denver, Colo. It was themed "Houston - We Have A Promise." A benefit for Harvey victims, with musical performances donated by several of Denver's top acts. We wanted to include The Montrose Center on our list of beneficiaries for hurricane relief. Peace to all, and good wishes in your recovery efforts.|
|Ryan Taylor||$1,000.00||9/20/2017||So happy I can help! My thoughts are with you all!|
|Terry Suprean||$800.00||9/20/2017||From Civic TV Laboratories' art auction to benifit The Montrose Center's LGBTQ Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund.|
|Britt Ellis||$350.00||9/20/2017||On behalf of Stonewall Sports- Raleigh|
|Jason Hayes||$300.00||9/20/2017||These funds were raised at a Drag Event @ The Stonewall Inn in NYC organized by Zola Powell|
|Kristen Porter||$100.00||9/20/2017||Donation made on behalf of Kristen Porter Presents Dyke Night fundraiser in Boston to aid our fellow LGBTQ community in Houston.|
|Mary Coke||$150.00||9/20/2017||I am donating on behalf of Menagerie Fusion, an Atlanta based social dance organization|
|Dr. Donald Callen Freed||$100.00*||9/20/2017|
|Anonymous Donor||$50.00||9/19/2017||stay strong. with love from Mass|
|Miriam Klein||$18.90||9/19/2017||Donating in honor of my brother's birthday - he asked me to donate to LGBT organizations in Houston.|
|Anonymous Donor||$50.00||9/19/2017||Sending love from upstate ny. Keep your heads up.|
|Shannon Lamb||$91.00||9/19/2017||From the Boiz of Austin Drag King troupe in Austin, Texas <3|
|Anonymous Donor||$50.00||9/19/2017||Sending you so much love!! xoxo Eddie and Bex|
|Anonymous Donor||$90.00||9/19/2017||Please no sharing info. with other charities, no phone calls, no postal mail. Emails are good. I wish you the best from NY in recovering from this disaster.|
|Sky Hutchens||$20.00||9/18/2017||On behalf of Nite School ATX & Scorpio ATX|
|Harold Ralph||$50.00||9/18/2017||Donation collected during BRAKING AIDS Ride.|
|Amy Eppler-Epstein||$100.00||9/18/2017||Donation collected from the BRAKING AIDS Ride|
|Anonymous Donor||$250.00||9/18/2017||Our 25 year old daughter suggested your organization after doing research. Thank you for your efforts our hearts go out to the Houston community.|
|Mary De Ridder||$100.00||9/18/2017||This donation is from PFLAG Holland/Lakeshore|
|MR MARK L ENACHE||$100.00||9/18/2017|
|Jeffrey Kuchar & William Robert Ward||$200.00*||9/18/2017|
|Jodi L. MacDonald||$100.00*||9/18/2017|
|Anonymous Donor||$490.00||9/17/2017||From the San Francisco LGBTQ Community. Funds raised at Oasis in San Francisco, with the help of Miss Shugana, Heklina, D'Arcy Drollinger, and dozens of generous contributors. Sending our love!|
|Anonymous Donor||$115.10||9/17/2017||Stay strong fellow Texans!|
|Rachel Rodrigo||$40.00||9/17/2017||I don't have much money, I just wish I could donate more and be there in Houston to support people of all walks of life.|
|Eric Kneeland||$1,000.00||9/17/2017||Our thoughts are with the fine folks of the lone start state..especially the Houstonians|
|Anonymous Donor||$25.00||9/17/2017||Good luck from Cleveland|
|DIGNITY NORTHERN VIRGINIA||$1,055.00||9/16/2017||The thoughts and prayers of our faith community are with you.|
|david winckoski||$35.00||9/16/2017||In honor of Nelson Vergel and all he does for Houston and globally.|
|Anonymous Donor||$10.00||9/16/2017||This donation is being made for Isabella Cabral.|
|Sasha Velour & House of Velour||$3,075.00*||9/16/2017|
|Deion Turner||$20.00||9/15/2017||SITC RVA|
|Deion Turner||$157.00||9/15/2017||SITC RVA|
|Deion Turner||$35.00||9/15/2017||Social in the City RVA|
|* offline donation|