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Montrose Counseling Center Undergoes Rebranding

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When you can summarize your mission with just a few words, you can truly focus on your vision for the future. ‘The Montrose Center: Empowering LGBT Houston.’ It’s that simple.”

That’s how Sally Huffer explains the current drive to “rebrand” the Montrose Counseling Center. Seeking to adopt a name that is more inclusive of the various programs MCC provides, as well as to link that name to a more vibrant and energetic logo, MCC will become “The Montrose Center” in early 2013.
The overhaul was announced at a VIP reception before MCC’s annual dinner, held October 24.

“Looking at the names of the people who founded this organization back in 1978, I can’t help but think how much we’ve grown in the last three decades,” Huffer, community projects specialist for MCC, adds.

“I like to think somewhere Bill Scott is smiling, knowing that the two-room volunteer center he and others envisioned has become so much more, providing an array of services that go above and beyond the scope of counseling,” Huffer says.

Bill Scott was one of the original founding board members and, like many others, worked tirelessly to help build the organization.

Since its founding as a mental-health-services provider, MCC has expanded its programs to now include the HATCH group for youth, the SPRY group for seniors, Gay & Lesbian Switchboard, outpatient chemical dependency treatment, support- and peer-led groups, prevention, education, outreach, case management, free yoga, meditation, and other wellness classes, along with a micro-fitness center, and the Cyber Center. Huffer says a congregate meal program for seniors is also in the works, “and so very much more.” —Nancy Ford

INFO: montrosecounselingcenter.org

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