Since 1986, the MICAH House has been a haven for families and individuals experiencing a housing crisis. The shelter provides the resources and support necessary to regain self sufficiency and reenter the community.

Our Mission

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

“I just know that people coming in the door, they want to work; they want to provide for their families. We just need to help them overcome some of these barriers so they can work.”
— Jaymes Sime, Executive Director

What We Achieved in 2015

  • MICAH House served 665 individuals, 54% of whom were children
  • 23,235 nights of shelter were provided
  • 28,473 nutritious meals were served that allowed guests to use financial resources to obtain permanent housing
  • 24% of adults gained employment during their stay
  • 50% of clients were able to move from MICAH House to stable housing
  • 48% 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
  • 13% of clients last place of permanent residence was from a state other than Iowa or Nebraska