The catastrophic impact of Hurricane Harvey will be felt by the LGBT community of Houston and southeastern Texas for a very long time. Like Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey, some say, it will be felt for years. There is a way to help our LGBT community directly in Texas by giving to the LGBTQ Disaster Relief Fund, managed by the Montrose Center—Houston’s LGBT counseling and community center.
Montrose Center has more than 35,000 clients in core programs and says they are aware 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, and direct assistance with shelf-stable food, furniture, housing and much more. Montrose’s case management team is on call to help everyone. There are thousands of homeless youth, seniors, people living with HIV, hate crime survivors, and those devastated by the storm.
For volunteer opportunities please visit the volunteer site. Although the Montrose Center will focus primarily on empowering the LGBT community to rebuild after the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, the organization serves all people in need regardless of their sexuality.
The following foundations have already supported the fund: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Texas Pride Impact Funds, and Texas United Charities.
Montrose Counseling Center, Inc., d/b/a 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 the fund.
You can request services or resources from the fund here.