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Causes: Community Mental Health Centers, Domestic Violence, Family Violence Shelters, Homeless & Housing, Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment, Substance Abuse Treatment

Mission: The Montrose Center empowers our community, primarily gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals and their families, to enjoy healthier and more fulfilling lives. Our Vision We envision a healthier society marked by permanent, positive changes in attitudes and behaviors toward the LGBT community, and the ability of all LGBT individuals to realize their fullest potential.

Target demographics: the LGBT Community

Geographic areas served: (Montrose) Houston, Texas

Programs: behavioral health and wellness, HIV counseling and case management services, SPRY senior programs and Hatch Youth services. Education, risk reduction and prevention are offered as well. As the hub of the community, the Center also has a cyber center, meeting space and offices for lease for other LGBT nonprofit organizations.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is bi-polar and I have attended the support group for bi-polar and family members--I am a family member and was so happy with the openness and sharing of the people attending the meeting. I am doing my best to get my son to attend as I know it would be of great help to him. I am so glad that this type of support is offered and appreciate everything the counselors do to help people deal with their personal problems--including mental illness.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I JUST WANT TO TAKE THE TIME TO THANK GOD FOR MCC. It is truly a blessing in my life. I am an Ordained Minister in the Houston area. I now accept the fact that God made me gay. I am now utilizing the services of MCC for relationship counseling for me and my partner.


Board Member

Rating: 5

My perception of Montrose Counseling Center has been shaped by what I have heard from many acquaintenances over the past several years who have used their counseling services. I have always heard great things about the services they provide. In particular I have a friend who was dealing with being newly diagnosed HIV positive. He benefited greatly from the counseling support he received at MCC at a really difficult time in his life. He was not comfortable sharing his status with family or friends and therefore really needed someone he could comfortably talk with. I also know of many friends in recovery who have been counseled at MCC to great benefit. I was recently asked to consider Board Membership at MCC so I did some research and soliciting of feedback from others in the LGBT community. What I learned made it very easy to make this serious commitment to them. I think Houston is very lucky to have an organization which does so much for the LGBT community and does it so well.