MICAH House wants to give all adults access to the best resources in order to help them reenter the community confidently and in a timely manner. Our adult education classes review basic principles that teach individuals how to develop an efficient budget, apply to jobs and housing and be a great role model for their family unit.
MICAH House partners with TS Bank, Family Housing Advisory Services (FHAS), Heartland Family Service and Iowa State Extension and Outreach to provide financial education to our clients. This class teaches the core concepts of budgeting, credit score and setting goals to improve an individual's financial future.
The employment education class is a volunteer driven program. Volunteers assist MICAH House clients in creating resumes, applying for jobs, conducting mock interviews and reviewing skills that will give individuals the knowledge they need to become great employees.
This class was developed in 2016 by MICAH House Executive Director Jaymes Sime. Core concepts in the Transformation Thursday are based on positive psychology. Many MICAH House clients have had traumatic experiences, which causes them to have decreased self-value and self-perception. Transformation Thursday uses a concept called PERMA to transform thinking and to encourage the belief that anyone can achieve greatness within their life.
The PERMA Model was designed by Dr. Martin Seligman, and it include five core elements of psychological well-being and happiness. Seligman, and MICAH House, believes that these five elements can help individuals reach a life of fulfillment, joy and meaning.