Mission: 

to provide a safe and nurturing environment with support services for those families and individuals experiencing the crisis of homelessness.

History:

MICAH House, founded in 1986, is an emergency family homeless shelter that provides shelter and support services to hundreds of children and adults annually.

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. 


In 2017, MICAH House served 857 homeless individuals.

  • 55% were children
  • 46% of residents reported domestic violence as the primary reason for becoming homeless
  • 28% of residents reported a loss of job as their primary reason for becoming homeless
  • 32% experienced sexual abuse
  • 39% experienced physical abuse
  • 31% experienced domestic violence

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.


2017 Achievements

  • 25,892 nights of shelter were provided
  • 27,039 nutritious meals were served that allowed guests to use financial resources to obtain permanent housing
  • 30% of adults gained employment during their stay
  • 59% of clients were able to move from MICAH House to stable housing

 

  • 54% of clients served were from Nebraska, with the majority coming from the Omaha Metro Area
  • 39% of clients served were from Iowa, with the majority from the Council Bluffs area
  • 7% of clients last place of permanent residence was from a state other than Iowa or Nebraska
We are more than a shelter. We are a place where families turn when they have nowhere else to go. This means that we have to meet those families with dignity and respect. Stop by for a tour, and help make MICAH House, your house.
— Jaymes Sime, Executive Director