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The Montrose Center

Houston, TX   |  www.montrosecenter.org

Mission

The Montrose Center empowers our community--primarily gay, lesbian, bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals and their families--to enjoy healthier and more fulfilling lives.

Ruling year info

1980

Principal Officer

Dr Ann Robison

Main address

401 Branard Street

Houston, TX 77006 USA

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Formerly known as

Montrose Counseling Center

the Montrose Center

EIN

74-2050245

NTEE code info

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Treatment Only) (F22)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We envision a healthier society marked by permanent, positive changes in attitudes and behaviors toward the LGBTQ+ communities, and the ability of all LGBTQ+ individuals to realize their fullest potential.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Hatch Youth Services

Hatch Youth is Houston’s oldest, currently active social group dedicated to empowering LGBTQIA+ youth between the ages of 7 and 20. Hatch Youth groups provide a safe and affirming environment where youth can socialize, make new friends, and engage in educational and creative activities to help youth in and around Houston not just survive, but thrive. Services also include the Center's Hatch Homeless Youth Rapid Rehousing program which has housed 200 youth since beginning in 2017.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults
Adults
Children and youth

The Way Out Recovery Program provides state-licensed Level III and Level IV outpatient drug and alcohol treatment, primarily to LGBT individuals as well as persons living with HIV/AIDS. It includes an eight-week intensive course with individual counseling, followed by extended relapse prevention and recovery support services. Successful recovery requires a strong support system and full disclosure about what triggers our addictions, which often linked to family issues, relationships and sexual behaviors. Many LGBT and HIV+ individuals have difficulty identifying trustworthy persons to include in their support network. Because we are by, for and about the LGBT and HIV communities, the WAY OUT Recovery Program succeeds in providing that initial support network, and in connecting recoverees with affirming support groups post-treatment.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Anti-Violence Program offers individual, couple/family and group psychotherapy for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and bias/hate crimes, and trafficking. In 2001, the program was approved as a full-service rape crisis program. A 24-hour helpline, the LGBT Switchboard, serves as the system entry point. English- and Spanish-speaking advocates are available through the Switchboard to accompany crime survivors to the police to fill out a report and/or to the hospital for treatment. They can help someone access legal representation or file for crime victims compensation. The LGBT Switchboard provides information, nonjudgmental support, crisis intervention and referral services to Houston's LGBT population. The Center also is classified as a non-residential center for domestic violence because hotels are used instead of a traditional shelter model.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Montrose Center’s LIFE (Living Insightfully for Empowerment) Counseling Program offers professional individual, couples/family and group counseling by licensed master level therapists*, allowing you to explore behavioral and emotional issues, problems and conditions without fear of encountering prejudice, fear, ignorance, homophobia, transphobia or heterosexism. The Center's clinicians represent a broad variety of modalities, techniques and expertise, and are passionate about social justice for the LGBTQ+ community and issues that affect it specifically.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

100 Best Communities for Young People 2010

America's Promise Alliance

Houston Pride Parade Organization Grand Marshal 2010

Pride Houston

Innovator Award 2013

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

Affiliations & memberships

Texas Council on Family Violence 2001

United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast 2001

Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council 2003

Houston/Harris County Coalition for the Homeless 2004

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals delivered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To improve the health, mental health and overall well-being of the LGBTQ+ community in Houston.

Established in 1978, the Montrose Center was created to provide mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) services to the LGBTQ+ community of Houston, who continue to be an ill-served and underserved population in the city. Today, the Center is the first Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic in the state. For the past 45 years, the Center has built a model behavioral health continuum of care with an integrated service approach designed for clients to create their own paths to success. Core services include case management, service linkage and coaching; professional counseling; sexual assault and domestic violence survivor services; outpatient treatment for co-occurring substance use disorders, primary care integration, preventive wellness, youth development programs, and senior services including low-income housing. The Center is a leader in serving people living with HIV and is a trusted and well-known provider uniquely positioned to work with highly vulnerable and hard to reach populations (unhoused, people who inject drugs) that other organizations are not skilled in reaching.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Montrose Center

Board of directors
as of 02/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tara Kelly

Millennium Management

Gary Wood

Integrus Solutions

Mark Jacobs

Houston Capital Corporation

Paul Guillory

EOG Resources, Inc

Tina Burgos

Inverness Realty Group

Jude Anderson

The Goodman Corporation

Clark Caperton

Alvarez & Marsal

Bryan Cotton

Texas American Realty

Christopher Delphin

Bloom Energy Corporation

Jani Lopez

Retired, formerly Shell Oil Company

David Ramirez

Craft Salon

Jane Robinson

Ahmad Zavitsanos & Mensing PC

Nancy Sims

Self-Employed

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/7/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data