MICAH House Emergency Shelter for Families and Single Women
Provide a safe & nurturing environment & support services for individuals who are homeless.
On any given night there are 1,410 homeless individuals in the Omaha/Council Bluffs Metro (2019 PIT Count). MICAH House offers food, shelter, and basic necessities for families and single women experiencing homelessness. Our emergency shelter has remained open and operational during the COVID-19 crisis, continuing to serve our most vulnerable community members. We’re still committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment, taking precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of clients and staff, providing sanitizing stations and masks, and designating a separate, dedicated space in the case of a client or family that tests positive for COVID. Once basic needs are met, individuals and families at MICAH can focus on resolving barriers to stability through impactful programming carefully designed to promote independence while maintaining privacy and respect. At MICAH House we believe our programming combined with community collaboration can truly change lives.
A pandemic has not stopped the problem of homelessness in our community. In this time of uncertainty, MICAH House offers a sanctuary to those struggling to regain their footing, offering basic needs, intensive case management, and access to the on-site health clinic. Community collaborator AllCare Health Center offers affordable health care including well checks, mental health consultation, dental, OB/GYN, and an on-site insurance enrollment specialist. Caring MICAH House staff provide Intensive case management, access and referrals to mainstream resources including employment, housing, substance use treatment, transportation, domestic violence plans, enrollment in state assistance, job search, DBT, positive psychology, impacting and empowering families and single women to identify and overcome barriers to stability. Our child program specialist offers ASQ assessments for developmental and social-emotional delays in children, referring families to appropriate resources, if needed.
A rising tide lifts all boats. At MICAH House, clients can address root issues that perpetuate homelessness, and choose to forge a new path. By empowering single women, families, and children with tools for confidence and self-sufficiency, Emergency Shelter and Support Services at MICAH House create a ripple effect within the community and beyond. Independent, healthy, and productive citizens will contribute to a thriving population, allowing second chances and success, great and small. At MICAH House we believe in community collaboration, and in helping our neighbors by offering shelter and support services that not only address basic needs, but also contribute to the betterment of the community by offering clients the opportunity to transform their lives. We will continue to follow our vision to help end homelessness by restoring hope to families and individuals while preserving family unity empowering all to live independently and free from the crisis of homelessness.