The mission of MICAH House is to provide a safe and nurturing environment with support services for those families and individuals who are experiencing the crisis of homelessness.
MICAH House has grown from when the first guest was served in 1987 to meeting the needs of more than 750 individuals annually, half of whom are children. MICAH House offers integrative services that offer support, education, and respect.
In 2008, Micah House relocated its facility to the Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus and doubled its capacity. The agency now has 23 guest rooms with a capacity to shelter up to 90 guests. Today, Micah House is the only shelter in the metro area that allows families to stay together while they are addressing their barriers to stability. Additionally, the shelter provides access to community resources through a wide range of innovative services designed to maximize independence and stability while promoting privacy and respect.
Method of Care
Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
MICAH House uses the evidence-based practice of Trauma Informed Care (TIC), which is designed to care for guests in a way that understands the neurological, biological, psychological and social effects of trauma and violence on humans. Efforts are made to create a feeling of equality between staff and families residing at MICAH House. We recognize that people know their own lives best. By breaking down barriers and building trust, professional staff have the opportunity to assist our guests with resolving their crises and returning to a normal level of functioning.
For more information on Trauma Informed Care, please visit http://acesconnection.com/video/trauma-informed-care-tic
Circle of Security
In addition to the Trauma Informed Care model, MICAH House provides an early intervention program called Circle of Security. This is a relationship-based program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. In a partnership with Family Connections, staff engage guests to develop new skills to build a better life and move to a new level of coping. This process includes individual and family therapy, behavioral services and one-on-one meetings with children.
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