The Montrose Center empowers the Houston community, primarily lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and their families, to enjoy healthier and more fulfilling lives. They envision a healthier society marked by permanent, positive changes in attitudes and behaviors toward the LGBT communities, and the ability of all LGBT individuals to realize their fullest potential. The program grant is to help pay rent for survivors of domestic violence, who need transportation and housing, at The Montrose Center’s LGBTQ Emergency Shelter. It is the only domestic violence shelter in Texas that serves the LGBTQ population.