COVID-19 Updates

As everyone knows, our entire nation is dealing with this COVID-19 outbreak. We have been asked, as a nation, to engage in “social distancing” to help decrease the spread of this virus, keep our community as healthy as possible, and help decrease the stress on our already burdened healthcare system which will allow healthcare workers to continue to provide care to the everyday emergencies in addition to the increased need generated by COVID-19. Simply, we want to do our part to keep people heathy. This is not punitive. This is the current reality for everyone – worldwide.

Because we truly care about our residents, staff, volunteers, and our community, we are asking for your help. 

The Micah Project requests that all residents, staff, and volunteers self-quarantine for the first two weeks after returning from a trip to a country the CDC has designated as level 3, currently China, Iran, South Korea, Europe (Schengen Area): Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City; United Kingdom and Ireland: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland.

We also ask you, our residents, staff, and volunteers adhere to the following preventive measures:

·  Stay home if you or a household member has been officially diagnosed with COVID-19.

·  Stay at home if you are presenting cold or flu symptoms.

·  Follow good cough and sneeze etiquette.

·  Use good hand hygiene

All visitors/volunteers/staff at the house MUST complete the Visitor Health Questionnaire BEFORE entering. This is found in the silver envelope clipped to the mailbox. If any items from the list are checked, the visitor will NOT be permitted to enter the property. They will need to be in contact with Micah Staff/Board before they will be allowed to visit in the future.  

For our residents, the following is effective immediately, and will remain until further notice:  

Interaction with people  outside of the house will be limited to work, medical appointments,  immediate family/Spouse/significant other, and in groups of 10 or less (per the most recent recommendation of our national government).

The requirement for attending outside meetings is waived. The recovery community will be accessed via virtual meetings. www.Intherooms.com and the Meeting Guide app are options. Also use Facetime and Google Hangouts for staying in touch with local people.   

Internal meetings (house meeting, 12-step meeting, spiritual meeting) will be limited to 10 people.

There will be NO community hand towels. Please use paper towel in the kitchen and all bathrooms to dry hands after washing.

Please wash your hands immediately upon arrival home from the community.

Be diligent in completing chores DAILY – this includes sanitizing all high touch surfaces AT LEAST ONCE DAILY. This includes counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, bedside tables, remotes, switches/pulls, toilets, sinks. Use Lysol or other disinfecting spray, other cleaning agent labeled “disinfectant”, or bleach cleaner.  

Food delivery is OK.

As this pandemic continues to unfold, we will all need to remain adaptable and responsive.  We ask that you bring your questions to the house manager or the Board to ensure we are remaining transparent and responsive to your needs, while understanding that we may not have an immediate answer and will respond as quickly as possible.

Your health and well-being are our number-one priority and the choices you make have an impact on your housemates and your community!  Thank you for your patience and immediate compliance.

The Micah Project Board of Directors

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Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2020! What are your intentions for this this new year and decade?! 

In Proverbs 21:5, we are reminded that the plans of the diligent lead to profit. This year, regardless of “life” happening, I pray that you keep fighting to pursue the inmost desires of your heart because your purpose lies in that burning desire that you can’t seem to shake. Consider taking some time each day to be still and let your heart guide you on your journey for that day. Maybe even keep a journal of how you’re working toward this burning desire, your purpose, each day. It doesn’t need to be a daunting task – just a few notes or a bullet point list will help keep you on track AND see your progress! 

If you heart is leading you to serving others, we’d love to have you join us on our mission! check out out new volunteer opportunities listed with the United Way Blackhawk Region

Whether your plans for this new year include outreach, education, or personal improvement, know that God is always with you, cheering you on to fulfill your purpose! 

Go forth, love on people, and just be awesome!! Happy New Year. 
– The Micah Project 

Follow this link to our United Way Volunteer Page! https://bit.ly/2SGx6YC

~Dianne~

Meet Dianne. She has been at the Micah Project House for about 6 months. She has been working for an amazing company for months and is enjoying lots of quality time with her family. She has embraced her natural leadership qualities and her affinity for logic and numbers by being instrumental in maintenance and creation of house policy.

She is another one of the amazing women who has been impacted by your valuable support of The Micah Project. Together, we have served over 25 women since inception- Just over a year ago. We could not do what we do without you! As the year end approaches, our Board of Directors has set an ambitious goal to raise $6,000- money to pay for one full year of programming for one woman in need – before 2020 begins. Please consider helping us reach our goal. No contribution is too small. We are truly blessed to have you with us on this journey!

We’re almost there!!

Thank you for your generous support! We have just over $2000 left to reach our end of year goal of $6000! Please consider donating now to help reach our goal to fully fund a total of 12 months of programming for women as they transition into The Micah Project house.

We Need Your Help!

Thank you being a valuable supporter of The Micah Project. With your help our current participants have more than 16 months of collective sobriety so far. Together we have provided help to women in need, having served 24 women since our inception just over one year ago. We could not do what we do without you. Through the generosity of others, like you, we are able to provide one year of sober living and supportive programming for each woman for only $6,000 per year. Providing a safe place for women to develop and implement a solid recovery plan makes a tremendous impact in the lives of those we serve. We are reaching out to our supporters to illustrate the successes we have seen this year, and to humbly ask for your additional support.

As the end of year approaches, we have set an ambitious goal to raise one full year of programming for one additional woman in need before 2020 begins. Please consider helping us reach our $6,000 goal. No contribution is too small, yet the reward is exponential. Thank you for joining this important journey. We are truly blessed to have you with us along the way.

~Brijeet~

Meet Brijeet. She has been at the Micah Project House for almost 2 months. She has secured an amazing job with a company she worked for in the past. She has been getting connected in the recovery community and determining which path to recovery is the best match for her. She loves her family which motivates her to continue making the next right choice. 

She is another one of the amazing women who has been impacted by your valuable support of The Micah Project. Together, we have served over 25 women since inception- Just over a year ago. We could not do what we do without you! As the year end approaches, our Board of Directors has set an ambitious goal to raise $6,000- money to pay for one full year of programming for one woman in need – before 2020 begins. Please consider helping us reach our goal. No contribution is too small. We are truly blessed to have you with us on this journey!

We’re almost half way to our goal!

Donate today! www.themicahprojectwi.com

~Denise~

Meet Denise. She has been at the Micah Project House for about 2 months. She has secured an amazing job, and is reconnecting with her family. She is an amazing artist and has the most beautiful easy going way about her. 

She is another one of the amazing women who has been impacted by your valuable support of The Micah Project. Together, we have served over 25 women since inception- Just over a year ago. We could not do what we do without you! As the year end approaches, our Board of Directors has set an ambitious goal to raise $6,000- money to pay for one full year of programming for one woman in need – before 2020 begins. Please consider helping us reach our goal. No contribution is too small. We are truly blessed to have you with us on this journey!

With your help…

With your help our current participants have more than 16 months of collective sobriety so far. Together we have provided help to women in need, having served 24 women since our inception just over one year ago. We could not do what we do without you. Through the generosity of others, like you, we are able to provide one year of sober living and supportive programming for each woman for only $6,000 per year. Providing a safe place for women to develop and implement a solid recovery plan makes a tremendous impact in the lives of those we serve. We are reaching out to our supporters to illustrate the successes we have seen this year, and to humbly ask for your additional support.

As the end of year approaches, we have set an ambitious goal to raise one full year of programming for one additional woman in need before 2020 begins. Please consider helping us reach our $6,000 goal. No contribution is too small, yet the reward is exponential. Thank you for joining this important journey. We are truly blessed to have you with us along the way.

~Sarah~

Meet Sarah. She lived at the Micah Project House for about 3 months. During her time at the house, she secured an amazing job and reconnected with her family. She has successfully transitioned to community living and continues to thrive.

She is another one of the amazing women who has been impacted by your valuable support of The Micah Project. Together, we have served over 25 women since inception- Just over a year ago. We could not do what we do without you! As the year end approaches, our Board of Directors has set an ambitious goal to raise $6,000- money to pay for one full year of programming for one woman in need – before 2020 begins. Please consider helping us reach our goal. No contribution is too small. We are truly blessed to have you with us on this journey!