Montrose Center COVID-19 Updates

Last updated September 18, 2020 at 2:34 PM
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Client Services via Teletherapy

As COVID-19 continues to be a part of our daily lives, we want to ensure the health and safety of those we serve while continuing to offer critical services to the community. That’s why we are only offering teletherapy appointments for our clients for the foreseeable future. The Center is continuing to monitor updates from local officials and from the CDC, however, the health and safety of our clients and staff are of the utmost importance.

Client Payment Online

We are now offering client payment online via PayPal through our Payment Form on our secure site. If you have questions, please contact your therapist.

Legacy Community Health Clinic

The Legacy Community Health Clinic remains closed. The California St. location is still open and they encourage patients to call ahead and ask about services: (832) 548-5100.

Community Center Closures

The Montrose Center continues to monitor all incoming updates regarding COVID-19. Our Community Center meeting spaces host events vital to the LGBTQ community where even still, in 2020, such safe spaces are in short supply, but our community’s health is our top priority. 

The Community Center will remain closed through the rest of 2020. We will continue to monitor the progression of the pandemic and the advice of local health experts as we reassess in late May. We will keep our community updated as often as possible.

We apologize for any inconvenience that these changes cause you or your organization. We wish all who utilize our Community Center the utmost health and safety and look forward to accommodating your rental needs in the future. Please stay tuned as more updates may develop in future days.

Thank you for helping us to keep our community safe. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Don’L Nicol, Community Center Lead, at dnicol@montrosecenter.org.

AssistHers

The AssistHers regularly scheduled volunteer meeting, occurring each 2nd Saturday of the month, have moved to virtual meetings. Volunteers that wish to pick up gift cards from the Center for their client/team may do so. Gift cards will be at the Front Desk. For volunteers who wish to have gift cards mailed to their clients during this time, please contact Anita Das at LGBTQHealth@montrosecenter.org.

Hatch Youth and Hatch Youth Jr.

As of April 21, weekly Hatch Youth meetings are being held virtually at normal times: Tuesday 5 – 8 PM, Friday 7 – 10 PM, and Sunday 6 – 9 PM. Currently registered youth should contact Deb Murphy to receive meeting credentials. New youth must first setup an intake appointment by emailing info@hatchyouth.org before they will receive meeting credentials.

LHI Houston – Outreach Services

LHI program staff have suspended all outreach community services, effective immediately, until April 30. For further information or questions regarding LHI programs, please contact Nicole Stelivan at (713) 529-0037 Ext. 347. Monthly workshops, such as Community Dialogue, LGBTQ+ Health, or PUSSY, are being held virtually and interested parties should contact Anita Das at LGBTQHealth@montrosecenter.org for registration information.

SPRY and Montrose Diner

SPRY Meetings and the Montrose Diner is closed in accordance with Harris County’s Stay Home, Work Safe order. The Diner will reopen and SPRY meetings will resume once the order has been lifted. If you are a currently registered SPRY Montrose Diner participant, you may pick up one shelf stable meal box per week from the Center on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 8-10 AM. Please note, we are unable to register new participants or update those who have not dined with us since October 1, 2019.

To help keep you safe, distributions will be a drive thru method and you will not need to get out of your vehicle. If you do not have transportation to get to the Center, please contact Fred Reninger at (713) 800-0836.