Locally, Montrose Counseling Center saw an increase in the number of Hate Crime victims it served from 2008 to 2009. Law enforcement agencies are required to report hate crimes to the FBI, however many hate crimes never officially are categorized as hate, especially if it means that the victim has to be “outted” as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
June 26, 2010, will forever be a very special day for Montrose Counseling Center and Executive Director Ann J. Robison, PhD. As Organization and Honorary Grand Marshals, we were honored to open this year’s LGBT Pride Parade. [Click headline for full article and photos.]
How will you be a more active member/ally of the community? Take a picture of yourself with your pledge, post it to our Facebook page or email it to us so that we can display it with our Houston Pride Festival pledgers. [Click headline to see the full article and photos.]
Montrose Counseling Center announces its Summer Scavenger Sweepstakes. The winner of the contest will receive a brand new Apple 3G iPhone*. It’s a nice prize, so in order to win, you have to do a little legwork. Ready?
Montrose Counseling Center is currently accepting applications for the next Gay & Lesbian Switchboard training coming up at the end of July. Because the training encompasses three consecutive weekends, we are only able to hold the trainings on a quarterly basis. The next training will be held the last Saturday in July; the first two Saturdays in August, as well as the second Sunday in August.
MCC was one of the founding organizations of the network, which grew out of a need for a “forum for the leadership of Metropolitan Houston’s substance abuse and mental health service providers, both public and Private, to communicate, coordinate and collaborate to support and strengthen the community’s behavioral health system.”
As one of Reign XXVI’s charities, the Empire of the Royal Sovereign Imperial Court of the Single Star, Inc. (ERSICSS) raises money for Montrose Counseling Center at weekly shows throughout the reign of the Emperor and Empress XXVI Falcon and Sheri Anne Bouton. ERSICSS shows are open to all performers.
We can say we knew her before she was famous! Meghan Baker, a dual degree student studying law and a master’s degree in social work at the University of Houston has been chosen the Social Work Student of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers Texas Chapter.
HATCH is hosting its first Summer Film Festival for HATCH youth and SPRY participants. Youth Services Specialist Deb Murphy says two films will be shown every Tuesday afternoon in Room 101 of the GLBT Cultural Center, 401 Branard St., beginning July 13 and running through August 24.
Jul 16 – HIV/AIDS
Aug 20 – STIs, Hepatitis & Tuberculosis
Sep 17 – Cultural Diversity
Oct 15 – HIV/AIDS
Nov 19 – STIs, Hepatitis & Tuberculosis
Dec 17 – Cultural Diversity