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
Checks Sent Offline $29,998.32* 10/5/2017
Anonymous Donor $1,935.00* 10/5/2017
Fernand Macam $20.00 10/3/2017
Anonymous Donor $50.00 10/3/2017 ??????????
Courtney Kisat $100.00 10/3/2017 Vibes for a speedy recovery from Progressive Action in the Community in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Namaste friends
Steven Clements $50.00* 10/3/2017
Anonymous Donor $25.00 10/2/2017
Treasurer Tarrant County Stonewall Democrats $120.00 10/2/2017
Jacqueline Reynolds $20.00 10/2/2017
Alpha Pi Delta Sorority, Inc. $230.00 10/2/2017 You are in the thoughts and prayers of the Ladies of Alpha Pi Delta Sorority, Inc. and their donors.
Anonymous Donor $25.00 10/1/2017
jenny g $30.00 10/1/2017 Sending love to my LGBTQ family in Texas. Shine on!
Jack Antonoff $10,000.00* 10/1/2017
Linda (Beta Omega Iota SL) Rogers $380.00 9/30/2017
Sayra Havranek $16.50 9/30/2017
Joanna Herzik $5.00 9/30/2017
Tye Lidman $75.00 9/30/2017
Anonymous Donor $55.00 9/30/2017
Anonymous Donor $20.00 9/30/2017
Various Offline Donors $6,340.25* 9/30/2017
Anonymous Donor $26.25 9/29/2017
Anonymous Donor $5.00 9/29/2017
Anonymous Donor $515.00 9/29/2017
Anonymous Donor $340.00 9/28/2017 From your friends at Penn Community Practice in Philadelphia
Robert Dorrell $50.00 9/28/2017
Writespace Literary Arts Center $170.00 9/28/2017 This money was raised at Writespace's Harvey Relief Open Mic held September 23rd at Holler Brewing.
Dan Genetti $100.00 9/28/2017
Elizabeth Scott $15.00 9/28/2017
Edward Reilly $100.00 9/28/2017
Anonymous Donor $500.00 9/27/2017
Laura Booth $11.00 9/27/2017
Jessica Lorence $26.25 9/27/2017 This donation is made on behalf of The Evidence of Her Limitations: For Home. NYC stands with you!
Anonymous Donor $100.00 9/27/2017
William Szadek $415.00 9/27/2017 This donation is on behalf of the Gotham Volleyball League ( We collected these funds at last night's Fall Season Welcome Social event at Industry Bar in New York, NY. Founded in 1981, Gotham Volleyball is the largest gay sports organization in New York City. Our members are primarily gay and lesbian but we also welcome individuals who are bisexual, transgender, and straight. The mission of Gotham Volleyball is to improve the quality of life for GLBTQ individuals by building community through the sport of volleyball. In pursuit of that mission, we are a sports organization that encourages volleyball training and competition in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. We are happy to support the LGBTQ community in Houston
Joseph Aoun $100.00 9/27/2017
Kimberly Geil $25.00 9/27/2017
Rene Kladzyk $156.00 9/27/2017
Anonymous Donor $5.00 9/26/2017
Anonymous Donor $15.00 9/26/2017
Anonymous Donor $25.00 9/26/2017
Steven Tylor O'Connor $20.00 9/26/2017 A member of the Casting Society of America
Anonymous Donor $1,250.00 9/26/2017 We love you Houston Texas. Barbarellaky
Elephant Insurance $300.00 9/26/2017 Donation from the Herd at Elephant Insurance
Ashley Elenbaas $327.00 9/26/2017
James Wannamaker $21.00 9/26/2017
Denis "Woodja" Flanigan, Ph.D $250.00 9/26/2017
Outreach United c/o Gary Wood $500.00 9/26/2017 On behalf of Outreach United
joseph rodriguez $33.33 9/25/2017
Anonymous Donor $15.00 9/25/2017
Anonymous Donor $50.00 9/25/2017
Anonymous Donor $15.00 9/24/2017
Jon Hanford $253.37 9/23/2017 On behalf of Stefanie Gray and her generous friends
Carl Einhaus $100.00 9/23/2017 In support of the relief efforts down in the Houston area, and in honor of the wedding of my friends Sam and Justin.
Charles Chung $25.00 9/23/2017
Alicia Preo $62.00 9/23/2017 After the hurricane we talked to our three year-old daughter about the importance of helping people who needed it. She agreed to give up some of her toys and sell them so we could send the money to your organization. She earned $31 from the toys.
Jimmie Stewart $200.00 9/23/2017
Heather Ewing $50.00 9/23/2017 Love to all you are in need of help.
Anonymous Donor $44.00 9/23/2017
Timothy Caballero $55.00 9/22/2017 Sending love from West Hollywood!
Nicolas Petrou $120.00 9/22/2017 Sending love and light to the LGBTQ community!! Stay strong!!
Anonymous Donor $50.00 9/22/2017
Sara Fulton $60.00 9/22/2017
William Li $10.00 9/22/2017
Jeff Kramer $110.00 9/22/2017
Bill Essling $27.50 9/22/2017
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 $110.00 9/21/2017
Anonymous Donor $1,400.00 9/21/2017
Elizabeth Schell $250.00 9/21/2017
Mark Anderson $100.00 9/21/2017
Anonymous Donor $65.00 9/21/2017
Tiffany Hays $100.00 9/21/2017
Jennifer Lillis $25.00 9/21/2017
Stasia Iwanski $40.00 9/21/2017
Anonymous Donor $20.00 9/21/2017
Anonymous Donor $1,000.00* 9/21/2017
Anhell Gomez $73.50 9/20/2017
Mara Santilli $30.00 9/20/2017
Anonymous Donor $21.00 9/20/2017 God bless what you are doing :)
Anonymous Donor $200.00 9/20/2017
Anonymous Donor $500.00 9/20/2017
Anonymous Donor $50.00 9/20/2017
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!
Anonymous Donor $50.00 9/20/2017
John Compton $100.00 9/20/2017
Anonymous Donor $26.25 9/20/2017
alisa Selman $100.00 9/20/2017
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
Martin Newman $36.00 9/20/2017
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.
MEREDITH PALKO $25.00 9/20/2017 .
Mary Coke $150.00 9/20/2017 I am donating on behalf of Menagerie Fusion, an Atlanta based social dance organization
Andrea Sposato $10.00 9/20/2017
Dr. Donald Callen Freed $100.00* 9/20/2017
Wendy Chang $80.00* 9/20/2017
* offline donation