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 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.
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.
$750 Supporter Level
$1,200 Defender Level
$2,500 Protector Level
$5,000 Advocate Level
$10,000 Champion Level
$25,000 Victor Level
*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!
Bruce A. Breeding
Charles Caliva & Kim Gustavsson
Richard Werner & Tony Bravo
Matthew Horsfield & Michael R. Kauth
Q's about the campaign? Please contact Meleah Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.