~Julie~

Meet Julie. She has been at the Micah Project House for just a single month. She has worked hard to get her car up and running, and is maintaining and growing her connections within her sober support network. She just secured a new job and will be beginning work this week! She brings a positive attitude and a love for everyone to the house.

She is just 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!

Thank You For Your Support!

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.

Please make contributions payable to: The Micah Project, PO Box 1962, Janesville, WI 53547 or follow the donate now link, on our home page, to donate via PayPal.

Spring Clean Up Day

We have scheduled a clean up day to get the house and the yard ready for summer. See below if you’re interested in joining us.

Updates…

Spring seems to FINALLY have arrived! We’ve been preparing by doing some spring cleaning in our programming. We’ve updated our house rules, re-vamped the resident expectations and transformed it into a cool new phase based program rather than a time dependent program. AND we’re re-looking at some options that will allow us to consider additional types of medication assisted treatment, which we have not been able to accommodate in the past! It’s an exciting time at The Micah Project!

In addition, we’ve received an amazing donation from a local business owner, allowing us to utilize his empty store front in the downtown Janesville area! Stay tuned for some opportunities to support The Micah Project coming in a couple of weeks.

The Lord has been moving mountains in to keep His mission moving forward! Keep up your amazing prayers for His continued faithfulness! Thank you as always for joining us on this journey!

How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day?

Come support The Micah Project at our Scoopie Night 2/13 for a Valentine’s Day treat… Or just because it’s delicious!!

Dreary Monday

It’s an amazingly dreary Monday here. Rain. In January. Lots of rain…

When things do go as you expected, like rain in January, how do you find your gratitude in that moment? What questions do you ask yourself to reframe your thinking? How do you keep for becoming completely derailed and making a mountain out of a mole hill?

Open House Tonight!!

We’re hosting an open house today from 4-7pm! We’d love to have you join us, see the house, and meet our Programming Team!

Since we try to keep the address under wraps for the safety of our ladies, please reach out through the contact form if you aren’t sure where to find us.

“But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

~Matthew 6:3-4

 

#GivingTuesday

The Micah Project is striving to raise $1500 on #GivingTuesday to help cover the cost of materials for our shower. We’re down to one shower – for 7 women. We have a donor who is willing to match this amount!  This money will get that project done!

The Evasive Quick Fix

An adorable hat on a bad hair day?

BEST QUICK FIX EVER!!

In this day and age, everyone seems to be looking for the latest and greatest “fix” for their lives, and we want it with little to no effort or time invested on our end. Whether it’s the latest fad diet, wrinkle cream, get-rich-quick offer, or wellness fad,  we’ve all fallen prey to making this feudal attempt at the quick fix.

Interestingly, our desire for instant gratification and quick fixes is driven by our brain chemistry. This neural pathway and neurotransmitter interaction results in positive feelings, which is very easy to get hooked on.

The person struggling with a substance use disorder has strengthened this neurochemistry with every use of their drug(s) of choice. They’ve altered the wiring and chemistry in their brains and sadly, there’s no quick fix when they decide to pursue recovery.

Unfortunately, this is what everyone wants and expects. Minimal effort, maybe a magic medication, anything to make the process of recovery quick and painless. Sadly, The damage that occurs to the addicted brain does not occur quickly and likewise does not go away quickly, despite well-meaning family and friends attempts to speed the process. Nagging, ridiculing, and bullying the person struggling with addiction do nothing to speed the process. In fact, research shows that addiction needs to be treated from multiple modalities and that brain healing can take upwards of 18-24 months. This is DEFINITELY not the quick fix we are all hoping for… there’s no adorable hat for this problem.

The fact that there isn’t a quick fix for substance use disorders is precisely why we should be treating those fighting for their sobriety with sympathy and support, even in the face of a relapse. I challenge you to be educated, encouraging, compassionate, supportive, and ready to strap in for the ride as the person you are supporting engages in a battle, with their brain, for their sobriety. 

Blessings today and always!

~Emily

The house is full!

Hello everyone! The house is officially at capacity. Don’t stop spreading the word that we’re open and available as a resource. We’ve started a waitlist – first come, first served whenever our next bed opens. Have a super week!