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Were you impacted by Hurricane Harvey?

The Montrose Center is here to help you recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. We are connecting community members to resources and filling the gap between what other organizations and services are providing and the needs of our LGBTQ community and HIV positive communities.
Resources are being delivered directly into the hands of those in need – which can be requested through our Hurricane Harvey LGBTQ Disaster Relief: Request for Resources form.

Case managers will begin responding to your submissions to support coordinating your needs and determining what we can help provide.

The resources available at the Center for survivors of Hurricane Harvey include but are not limited to:

Case management services
Financial support
Housing assistance
Furniture
Shelf stable meals
Medication
Behavioral health counseling

For established clients with immediate needs, we invite you to visit the Montrose Center, located at 401 Branard St., Houston, TX 77006 during our regular business hours, Monday through Friday 8am to 7pm, or call our direct line at 713-529-0037.

Request assistance online by clicking here.


The Montrose Center is OPEN & here for you!

As of today, we’ve opened up our staff to all LGBTQ people, HIV+ people and allies in crisis.
If you are in crisis and need help accessing services, please call us at (713) 529-0037!
We are not providing shelter, but we are connecting people to disaster relief services.
We can also assist you with your FEMA application.
21106336_10155421810210907_5012040680779439853_n  Here at the Center…..Therapists are seeing clients. 
Case managers are working with those in need.
And yesterday,
we served a hot lunch to LGBTQ seniors

thanks to our friends at Pi Pizza HTX and Pondicheri

Hatch Youth will resume this Friday  for drop-in group from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.
Please check the Center calendar for additional updates


Open Request for Donations: We Need Your Help

Check constantly for up-to-the minute updates on our needs in the coming days.

Starting on Monday, September 11, we will be moving from immediate response to the longer term recovery process – this includes support such as grocery and household supplies, retail gift cards, case management, and direct financial assistance to cover costs not supported by traditional relief agencies. If you or someone you know would like to access these services please fill out the Hurricane Harvey LGBTQ Disaster Relief: Request for Services form on the Montrose Center website.

As we make this transition, the Center will no longer be accepting basic hurricane relief needs and in-kind donations. For those who would still like to give items that cover those needs, please consider the Houston Food Bank! You can drop off donations curbside at their 535 Portwall St. location through September 9th between the hours of 8 AM and 6PM Monday through Friday, and 8 AM to 3 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Look below to see the items that the Food Bank is most in need of:

Canned ready-to-eat items with pull tops: vegetables and fruit

Protein in pouches or pull-top cans: tuna, beef stew, chili, canned chicken

Peanut butter

Snacks: granola bars, breakfast bars, etc.

Toiletries

Paper goods

Diapers

Cleaning supplies

Thank you again for helping our community rebuild after Harvey. For questions, please call our main line at (713) 529-0037.


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Volunteers: New Opportunities!

Put on your work clothes and grab your gloves!

The Montrose Center is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join us on Saturday, September 2nd and Monday, September 4th from 10 AM to 2 PM to clean out community members’ homes that have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey flooding.

Please wear work clothes, boots, and gloves as well as bring cleaning supplies. This includes dust masks, bleach, and paper towels. Moving boxes and tape are helpful too!

Please message  on Facebook to let us know if you can offer a helping hand!

If you have time, also complete a volunteer application here so we can reach out directly as needed.


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Houston’s LGBTQ Community needs you now more than ever!

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.We’ve set our goal at $250,000 to provide support in the following ways: housing and transportation assistance, crisis intervention, basic needs such as food, hygiene and other products, as well as any other case management we can provide to those who have lost so much in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Click here to donate now!


Love, The Montrose Center

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