Lesbian Health Initiative (LHI)

There is an ever increasing need for health services for those without health insurance in the Houston Metropolitan area.  LHI is an all volunteer organization focused on bringing much needed health services
at no cost to these LGBT women. These services include free mammograms and some follow-up diagnostic care if needed, free individual blood tests, oral cancer screening, and more, along with a diverse array of health education materials.  LHI offer these services at local Health Fairs held on the first Saturday of June and November respectively.  LHI is present and active at the Houston Women’s Festival, the Pride Parade, the HGLCC’s Unity Expo 2006, and other community events.  LHI also hosts a Celebration of Love Gala each February featuring a Dinner/Dance with Entertainment by a noted lesbian entertainer.  LHI publishes and mails a 16-page health focused newsletter three times a year.

LHI needs volunteers to assist them in making these services and activities happen.  They meet at 6:45pm the first Tuesday of the month in room 100 of the Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard.