Keeping LGBTQ Youth Off the Streets of Houston

by The Montrose Center

Presented by Chevron
The Montrose Center's Housing Our Future peer-to-peer team fundraising campaign provides help, hope, and a second chance to LGBTQ homeless youth in Houston.



$75K Matching Gift
Tremendous thanks to Jim Spears! Thanks to his generosity, every dollar of the first $75K donated will be matched, doubling your impact! 

Homeless in a Pandemic

Due to increased needs during the pandemic, we’ve extended our rental assistance program to cover more than the usual 18 months. We have also deepened the support we provide, increasing time spent with each participant, offering increased motivation, food assistance, employment assistance, mental health services, etc.

Our Program
Our rental assistance program sets up each youth in their own apartment. In addition, participants receive case management personalized to their needs, including accessing transportation, mental health and substance use services, life skills training, and motivation and support to overcome challenges.


Meet Our Youth


Click here to meet some of the youth who benefit from the program.

Urgent Need
LGBTQ youth are more than twice as likely to experience homelessness than their straight peers. As many as 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. Since the pandemic began, the needs of each of our youth has increased, and there is more demand for the program than ever. With your help, we will meet continue to keep LGBTQ youth off the streets of Houston.




Join Our Team
We are looking for amazing community members to help spread the word and encourage loved ones to join them in keeping local LGBTQ homeless youth in safe, stable housing. You may be surprised who will help, if you will simply ask. Learn more about becoming a volunteer fundraiser here

To get started, click here or the 'I Want to Fundraise For This' button. Center staff will be available throughout the process, and our online Fundraiser Tool Box contains sample emails, social media posts, shareable graphics, etc.

Q's? Staff is available to help throughout the process. Simply email us or drop by the virtual 'Fundraiser Office Hours,' Wednesdays, 11AM-Noon.

Benefits for Participants

As thanks for your partnership, fundraisers and donors contributing at these benchmarks will receive the following benefits.

Participant Level

  • All donors and fundraisers will receive a link to enjoy the Watch Party May 19, featuring local and international talent

$750 Supporter Level

  • Link to enjoy the Watch Party
  • Watch Party Pack of goodies & fun surprises

$1,200 Defender Level

  • Link to enjoy the Watch Party
  • Annual membership in the Montrose Society*
  • Watch Party Pack of goodies & fun surprises

$2,500 Protector Level

  • Link to enjoy the Watch Party
  • Annual membership in the Leadership Circle of the Montrose Society*
  • Recognition in the Watch Party
  • Enhanced Watch Party Pack
  • Thank You Treat
  • Montrose Center Swag

$5,000 Advocate Level 

  • Link to enjoy the Watch Party
  • Annual membership in the Visionary Leaders level of the Montrose Society*
  • Recognition in campaign promotions
  • Recognition in the Watch Party
  • Enhanced Watch Party Pack
  • Thank You Treat
  • Montrose Center Swag

$10,000 Champion Level

  • Link to enjoy the Watch Party
  • Annual membership in the President's Club of the Montrose Society*
  • Special Shout Out in campaign promotions
  • Special Shout Out in the Watch Party
  • Enchanced Watch Party Pack
  • Thank You Treat
  • Montrose Center Swag

$25,000 Victor Level

  • Link to enjoy the Watch Party
  • Annual membership in the President's Club of the Montrose Society*
  • Top Donor Recognition in campaign promotions
  • Top Donor Recognition in Watch Party
  • Enhanced Watch Party Pack
  • Thank You Treat
  • Montrose Center Swag

*Montrose Society membership is for individuals qualifying with one-time or monthly gifts. Not available to corporations. Gifts fundraised do not qualify fundraisers.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Presenting Sponsor
Chevron

Victor Sponsor
Jim Spears

Advocate Sponsors
Bruce A. Breeding
Charles Caliva & Kim Gustavsson

Protector Sponsors
Richard Werner & Tony Bravo

Defender Sponsor
James Taylor

Supporter Sponsors
Matthew Horsfield & Michael R. Kauth



Q's about the campaign? Please contact Meleah Jones at
mjones@montrosecenter.org.

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