the Montrose Center

the Montrose Center πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Empowering LGBTQ Houston to live healthier, more fulfilling lives since 1978 πŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈ Please do not post political ads/comments on our timeline.
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The Montrose Center was founded in 1978 as Montrose Counseling Center to address the gap in accessible and affirming mental health services for gay men and le****ns. The Center was one of the first to respond to the emergence of HIV and AIDS in the 1980s and continues to provide HIV counseling, case management, housing, and emergency financial assistance to those living with HIV. Over the years, w

e have expanded our services to include intensive outpatient treatment for alcohol and substance use recovery, violence survivor services regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, hate crimes and human trafficking through our Anti-Violence Program, HIV/STI community health screenings, education and outreach, and programs designed specifically to meet the needs of youth and seniors. Our LGBT Switchboard 24-hour help line is also accessible 24-hours a day for crisis intervention, peer phone counseling, and information/referral. The Center regularly provides health education and disease prevention outreach to more than 40,000 individuals each year, and offers training to schools, corporations and healthcare professionals on these topics as well as general LGBTQ+ diversity issues. Over the last 40+ years, the Montrose Center has become Houston's hub for the LGBTQ+ community, regularly organizing events and programing in our first floor community center. With everything from free wellness and educational classes to meetings and events hosted by dozens of other social, civic and nonprofit groups, there is literally something for everyone happening at the Center nearly every day

The Center is an affiliated agency of United Way of Greater Houston and accredited by The Joint Commission in behavioral health. It became the first Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) in Texas and remains the only CCBHC in the nation with a focus on LGBTQ+ individuals and people living with HIV. We have an Institutional Review Board [IRB] that must approve any and all surveys conducted through the Montrose Center and its electronic outlets (website, social media, email, etc.). Please contact Rick Musquiz at 713.529.0037 or [email protected]. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are thrilled that you are part of the political process and a registered voter, but any partisan political comments will be removed.

We are deeply concerned about the allegations of a Houston Parks Department Ranger using his position to target and rob ...
06/15/2024

We are deeply concerned about the allegations of a Houston Parks Department Ranger using his position to target and rob gay men. If you are a survivor of any crime, harassment, or abuse, we can help and are available 24/7. Call us at 713-529-3211 to get assistance immediately.

Joey Ellis is accused of forcing a man to strip naked and make a false confession as part of scheme to steal money.

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06/11/2024

Hatched Out meeting tonight and every Tuesday evening from 6pm - 8pm!

Be sure to check out our LGBTQ+ young adults peer group and connect with others in a safe and affirming environment! 🌈✨

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Our 2024 Pride Guide is available to view on our website! We’ve compiled all of the third-party Pride fundraisers, ...
06/11/2024

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Our 2024 Pride Guide is available to view on our website! We’ve compiled all of the third-party Pride fundraisers, benefits, and events supporting the Montrose Center into one, easy to find place.

πŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈ Visit https://montrosecenter.org/community-center/blog/2024-pride-guide/ πŸ”—

🌈 Shop with Kendra Scott at 8 different area locations TODAY, June 8 from 1 - 3 PM to support the Montrose Center.πŸ’Ž Part...
06/08/2024

🌈 Shop with Kendra Scott at 8 different area locations TODAY, June 8 from 1 - 3 PM to support the Montrose Center.

πŸ’Ž Participating Kendra Scott locations include City Centre, Cypress The Boardwalk at Town Lake, Friendswood Baybrook Mall, Highland Village, Heights Mercantile, Katy La Centerra, The Woodlands Market Street, Sugar Land First Colony. 20% of your purchase will benefit the Montrose Center. πŸ’

✨ 20% of online sales between June 8 & 9 with Giveback code: GIVEBACK-GQZEA will be donated back to the Montrose Center!

Thank you to Greater Houston LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce for the invitation to the 2024 Pride Business luncheon!
06/07/2024

Thank you to Greater Houston LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce for the invitation to the 2024 Pride Business luncheon!

06/07/2024
More pics of our wonderful staff at this week's Open House!
06/07/2024

More pics of our wonderful staff at this week's Open House!

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Monarch Chamber Players is a collective of Houston-based professional musicians committed to taking classical chamber music out of the concert hall and into accessible...

06/07/2024
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🌈 Celebrate Pride Month with us by making a difference! We’re partnering with the Montrose Center for the entire month of June to collect toiletries and nonperishable items to replenish their emergency pantry.

This initiative will help sustain vital services and expand their reach to more individuals in the LGBTQ+ community who are in need. You can help make this happen. If you're near our office, swing by and drop off a can or two. Every little bit helps, and together, we can show our community some serious love and support. Let's make this Pride Month extra special by coming together and making an impact!

Click the link for the list of items: https://tinyurl.com/pridepantry

CEO Avery Belyeu appeared on Great Day Houston to explain how she plans to make her mark on Houston's LGBTQ+ community. ...
06/07/2024

CEO Avery Belyeu appeared on Great Day Houston to explain how she plans to make her mark on Houston's LGBTQ+ community.

Watch the interview here:

Avery Belyeu, the first transgender woman to helm the historic LGBTQ+ center, and shares her story of how she got to where she is today.

06/04/2024

From the pioneering efforts of the Montrose Center, which has been a beacon of support since 1978, to the annual Pride Houston 365 Parade, one of the largest in the nation, Harris County has much to celebrate! Happy Pride Month!

🌈 Happy Pride Month ✨Be on the lookout for our 2024 Pride Guide! Our annual Pride Guide contains all the need-to-know in...
06/03/2024

🌈 Happy Pride Month ✨

Be on the lookout for our 2024 Pride Guide! Our annual Pride Guide contains all the need-to-know information on every LGBTQ+ Pride event and/or business that you can engage with during this month to help support the Montrose Center! πŸ‘€

06/03/2024

Welcome to the June 2024 issue of OutSmart. In this Pride edition, we honor the strength, diversity, and contributions of our local LGBTQ community. Despite political challenges, our community remains resilient. This month, we feature Molly Cook, the first out LGBTQ Texas senator, who recently won a primary election and is on her way to a full term representing Harris County. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Read the digital issue: https://tinyurl.com/June24Pride

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Avery Belyeu brings a wealth of leadership experience to the role.

‼️ BREAKING NEWS ‼️The search for our incoming Chief Executive Officer has concluded. We are excited to announce that th...
12/19/2023

‼️ BREAKING NEWS ‼️

The search for our incoming Chief Executive Officer has concluded. We are excited to announce that the Montrose Center’s Board of Directors has selected seasoned LGBTQ+ advocate and non-profit leader, Avery Belyeu, as its next CEO. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Upon her arrival to the Center, Ms. Belyeu will become the first openly transgender CEO of a major LGBTQ+ center in the United States. πŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈ

Join us in welcoming Avery to the Montrose Center family!

Read more here: https://montrosecenter.org/community-center/blog/the-montrose-center-appoints-avery-belyeu-as-chief-executive-office-of-one-of-the-nations-largest-lgbtq-centers/

12/18/2023

Pope Francis formally permitted Roman Catholic priests to bless same-sex couples on Monday, in a significant shift in the church’s approach to LGBTQ+ people. The blessings may be carried out providing they are not part of regular Church rituals or liturgies, nor at the same time as a civil union, ...

πŸ₯³ Happy 45th birthday to the Montrose Center! πŸŽ‰On this day in 1978, the Montrose Center was incorporated. We've come a l...
12/18/2023

πŸ₯³ Happy 45th birthday to the Montrose Center! πŸŽ‰

On this day in 1978, the Montrose Center was incorporated. We've come a long way from the small counseling center we once were. We are now the heart and cultural hub of LGBTQ Houston. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Thanks to the many years of support from donors like you, we are able to continue our mission of empowering Houston's LGBTQ community and its allies to live healthier, more fulfilling lives.

🎁 Increase your support with a birthday gift today: www.bit.ly/LoveYourLGBTQCenter

✨ Announcing a $30K Matching Gift! ✨We are thankful for the anonymous couple who generously provided a $30K matching gif...
12/12/2023

✨ Announcing a $30K Matching Gift! ✨

We are thankful for the anonymous couple who generously provided a $30K matching gift, thus allowing the impact of your year-end donations to be DOUBLED!

For every dollar you give, your LGBTQ center will receive a matching gift, dollar-for-dollar. 🌈

Donate today and your gift will be doubled! πŸ’•

$30K Matching GiftDonate today and your gift will be doubled!Thanks to an anonymous couple who is generously providing a $30,000 matching gift, the impact of your year...

Drag Me to Church was a blast! ✨
12/08/2023

Drag Me to Church was a blast! ✨

Thank you everyone who made our Drag Me to Church event a success! It was an amazing night full of love, joy, and acceptance. We had church y'all. We are grateful for the Montrose Center, LikeMindsCommunications, KIKI bar, and all those who reported about the event. We are very grateful for all the beautiful drag queens who truly did take us to church with some Gospel! More pictures are coming, but a quick note to say thank you!

🌈 Happy Pansexual and Panromantic Pride Day! πŸ¦„βœ¨
12/08/2023

🌈 Happy Pansexual and Panromantic Pride Day! πŸ¦„βœ¨

Address

401 Branard Street
Houston, TX
77006

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 6:15pm
Tuesday 8am - 6:15pm
Wednesday 8am - 6:15pm
Thursday 8am - 6:15pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

+17135290037

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Empowering LGBTQ Houston since 1978.

The Montrose Center was founded in 1978 as Montrose Counseling Center to address the gap in accessible and affirming mental health services for gay men and le****ns. The Center was one of the first to respond to the emergence of HIV and AIDS in the 1980's and continues to provide HIV counseling, case management, housing and emergency financial assistance. Other services include intensive outpatient treatment for alcohol and chemical dependency [Way Out Recovery Program]; violence survivor services regarding domestic violence, sexual assault and hate crimes; and most recently -- programs designed specifically to meet the needs of youth age 13-20 [Hatch Youth], and seniors age 60+ [SPRY: Seniors Preparing for Rainbow Years]. Our LGBT Switchboard 24-hour help line is accessible 24-hours for crisis intervention, peer phone counseling, and information/referral. The Center provides health education and disease prevention outreach to more than 40,000 individuals each year, and offers training to schools, corporations and healthcare professionals on these topics as well as general LGBT and diversity issues. In recent years, since our relocation to 401 Branard Street, the Center has become Houston's hub for LGBT community events and organizing, with 6800 sq.ft. of affordable lease and single use rent space. Resident organizations include PFLAG-Houston, Le***an Health Initiative, Pride Houston, and Dignity Houston. With free wellness and learning classes and activities hosted regularly by the Center, plus meetings and events hosted by dozens of other social, civic and nonprofit groups, there is literally something for everyone happening at the Center nearly every day. The Center is an affiliated agency of United Way of Greater Houston and accredited by The Joint Commission in behavioral health. We have an Institutional Review Board [IRB] that must approve any and all surveys conducted through the Montrose Center and its electronic outlets (website, social media, email, etc.). Please contact Rick Musquiz at 713.529.0037 or rmusquiz @montrosecenter.org. Please do not post political ads/comments on our timeline. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are thrilled that you are part of the political process and a registered voter, but any partisan political comments will be removed.