Coming Soon: The Community Cafe

Coming Soon: The Community Cafe

In the next several months, Micah will launch a community cafe in the fellowship hall of Fredericksburg Baptist Church. The goal is to provide healthy food with hospitable service in a welcoming atmosphere, just like any fast casual restaurant the community might eat...

Foster Parent Info Sessions

A foster parent shared: “Who am I to say “no” to foster parenting because of how it might hurt me when a child leaves? Who am I to protect my own feelings when a vulnerable child is given no choice in the matter? A child who is alone with possibly no...

Hiring: Trial Employment Specialist

The Transitional Employment Specialist is responsible to the Income Navigator for overseeing the trial work program. The program provides individuals with multiple barriers an opportunity to transition back into the work force by developing and practicing...

Do they have a mother?

Some years ago, I stood in the bedroom of a friend in need. Her body had been carried out only moments prior, and all that was left was a few sticks of furniture, a pile of clothes, stacks of paperwork and a cell phone. I had little more than a date of birth to offer...

Hiring: Housing Stabilization Navigator

The Housing Stabilization Navigator is responsible to the Re-housing Navigator for assisting chronically homeless Micah guests in moving from homelessness into permanent housing. The end goal for the Housing Stabilization Navigator is to ensure that Micah guests, once...
Introducing: “The Furniture Bank”

Introducing: “The Furniture Bank”

Local congregations are developing a system to receive donated furniture and household items and distribute them to those who need it. In partnership with other local service organizations, Micah has secured a 2550 sq. ft. warehouse for storage and started putting...

As if there were only one of us

In 1988, an 8.2 earthquake devastated an Armenian village, killing more than 25,000 people. Among the places most tragically demolished was a school building. Parents raced to the scene, only to find a pile of rubble. Most of their children could not be found and...

Who is your neighbor?

The afternoon sun warmed the downtown sidewalks as Black Friday shoppers strolled through the historic district. There were sales to find, Thanksgiving leftovers to eat and relatives to entertain. No one had time to notice the comatose man who had curled up on a bed...

Putting the pieces back together

Prior to 2005, people who found themselves without a home in the Fredericksburg region might have ended up in one of two shelters. If those programs were out of beds or the person had already outworn their welcome, they’d move into a tent, their car or other...
Dorothy White

Dorothy White

Dorothy (3rd from the right) and her volunteer family from Shiloh Baptist Church host breakfast for the homeless of Fredericksburg the first Wednesday of every month. Dorothy retired in 2004 from being the President of University of Mary Washington’s cook and a...