Statement Regarding a California Judge's Ruling That Proposition 8 is Unconstitutional

Statement Regarding a California Judge's Ruling That Proposition 8 is Unconstitutional

On behalf of our clients, volunteers, staff and board of directors, as well as our future GLBT leaders in the HATCH Program, Montrose Counseling Center is encouraged by the decision of the U.S. District Court in California for finding Proposition 8 unconstitutional, and hopes that the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the decision should it be appealed. [Click headline for more.]

Montrose Counseling Center Convenes Summit for Homeless GLBTQI Youth Stakeholders

Montrose Counseling Center Convenes Summit for Homeless GLBTQI Youth Stakeholders

One of the largest gaps in services for Houston’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Intersex youth is the problem of homelessness. Providing a multitude of services to GLBTQI youth since 1987, Montrose Counseling Center’s HATCH program often is the first place youth turn when they have no place to go. [Click headline for more.]

Dignity is a Priority for August Employee of the Month

Dignity is a Priority for August Employee of the Month

MCC Prison Liaison Francis Bueno gets a little misty-eyed when she talks about the services she provides. Bueno is MCC’s August Employee of the Month. Since 1996, Bueno has been helping people in the prison system prepare to access HIV services after their release. “I think the most fundamental thing we do is… [Click headline for more.]

Few Chemical Dependency Treatment Programs in U.S. Offer GLBT-Specific Care

Few Chemical Dependency Treatment Programs in U.S. Offer GLBT-Specific Care

We’ve always thought our services were exceptional, but now we know just how rare they are. A new national study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration finds that only six percent of substance abuse treatment facilities offer special programs for gay & lesbian clients. [Click headline for more.]

Impact of Social Shaming May Result in Greater Risk for HIV Infection

Impact of Social Shaming May Result in Greater Risk for HIV Infection

A study released in July by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh concludes that “early socialization experiences of gay [and bisexual] men can be deeply stigmatizing,” and the resulting psychosocial health problems could put them at greater risk for HIV infection. The study showed that these men were more likely to use illegal drugs and to engage in risky sexual behaviors in adulthood. Both are considered to heighten the risk of HIV infection. [Click headline for more.]

Seniors and the Disabled Urged to Register with 211 Before Disaster Strikes

Seniors and the Disabled Urged to Register with 211 Before Disaster Strikes

Two months into Hurricane Season, we are reminding anyone who thinks he or she may need help evacuating in the event of a disaster to call the state’s 211 Helpline. The Transportation Assistance Registry was set up so that those who need help can register in advance and avoid a last-minute panic. [Click headline for more.]

State-Funded Mental Health Services in Jeopardy of Losing Support

State-Funded Mental Health Services in Jeopardy of Losing Support

A crisis is looming at the state level that may have a significant impact on mental health treatment throughout Texas. Already financially strapped after cutting its budget by five percent, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has been ordered to cut its 2012-2013 budget by $134 million. [Click headline for more.]

Save the Date

Save the Date

The upcoming Misfits Ball 12 and The Secret’s Out event will raise much needed funds for MCC domestic violence and other programs. Be there or be… [Click headline for details.]

2010 CEU Courses – Register today!

2010 CEU Courses - Register today!

Aug 20 – STIs, Hepatitis & Tuberculosis
Sep 17 – Cultural Diversity
Oct 15 – HIV/AIDS
Nov 19 – STIs, Hepatitis & Tuberculosis
Dec 17 – Cultural Diversity

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

MCC is hiring! Click the headline to view employment opportunities.