Imagine picking up the phone to call a homeless shelter, because you have nowhere to go and no family or friends willing or able to help.
Janelle, and her husband Matt, were struggling, but able to afford a small apartment – a place to call their own. Matt was on disability and Janelle was working at a local restaurant, just to get by. But in August, Janelle and Matt were notified that their apartment building was being condemned, due to structural issues. This was a life-changing event that their family was not financially prepared for.
Click here to read how MICAH House supported Janelle and Matt in their time of need.
MICAH House works tirelessly to break the generational cycle of homelessness in our community and to continue to do so, we need your help. Your donation will truly make a difference to homeless families and women in our community and can help in a variety of ways - from sheltering a family of four for a week to purchasing diapers for children, or providing milk to serve with meals.
Thank you for your support!
Did you know?
- In 2017, 46% of MICAH House residents reported domestic violence as the primary reason for becoming homeless, and 28% reported a loss of job as their primary reason.
- MICAH House started surveying its adult clients and their traumatic childhood experiences in October 2016. After compiling data on adults between January 2017 and December 2017, we learned that:
- 32% experienced sexual abuse,
- 39% experienced physical abuse,
- 31% experienced domestic violence.
- On average, people who score an ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) score of 6 or more die 20 years earlier than those with zero ACEs. 34% of MICAH House adults served have an ACE score of 6 or greater.
MICAH House provided shelter and support services to 857 homeless individuals in 2017 -- 55% were children. Through a network of services, MICAH House provides support and security to individuals who are uncertain about their future and are worried for the safety and well-being of their children. Families and single women who enter MICAH House are provided an array of services including nutritious meals, counseling resources, an on-site health clinic, and a trauma-informed (BUDDY) play program.
Your support of MICAH House is needed now more than ever as we continue to add programs and services to help our homeless community members.