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|
|samantha stone||$666.67||10/12/2017||Donation made on behalf of FIVE & DONE CREATIVE GROUP|
|QBE Foundation in support of Harvey||$3,000.00*||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|
|Alfie Pettit aka Arial Trampway||$1,750.00*||10/10/2017|
|Carol Campbell||$71.00||10/9/2017||Thanks for being here to help our folks!!|
|Newman's Own Foundation in colloboration with OKRA Charity Saloon||$17,000.00*||10/8/2017|
|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|
|Marion & Mark Hammer||$250.00*||10/6/2017|
|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.|
|Checks Sent Offline||$29,998.32*||10/5/2017|
|Courtney Kisat||$100.00||10/3/2017||Vibes for a speedy recovery from Progressive Action in the Community in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Namaste friends|
|Treasurer Tarrant County Stonewall Democrats||$120.00||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.|
|jenny g||$30.00||10/1/2017||Sending love to my LGBTQ family in Texas. Shine on!|
|Linda (Beta Omega Iota SL) Rogers||$380.00||9/30/2017|
|Various Offline Donors||$6,340.25*||9/30/2017|
|Anonymous Donor||$340.00||9/28/2017||From your friends at Penn Community Practice in Philadelphia|
|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.|
|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!|
|William Szadek||$415.00||9/27/2017||This donation is on behalf of the Gotham Volleyball League (gothamvolleyball.org). 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|
|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|
|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|
|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.|
|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.|
|Heather Ewing||$50.00||9/23/2017||Love to all you are in need of help.|
|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!!|
|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|
|* offline donation|