CONDUITS FOR RELATIONSHIP
The Hospitality Center is a basic needs hub for people sleeping on the street. Connections made through this ministry are often conduits to the relationships necessary to help people overcome their homelessness.
The Micah Hospitality Center, also called “The Day Center” or “The Micah Center,” opened in April 2005. It was the agency’s first official ministry. It originated in the basement of Trinity Episcopal Church, until it relocated in September 2008, to the current storefront location at 1013 Princess Anne Street.
ONE STOP SUPPORT
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 2pm, neighbors can visit the center for a bagged lunch, shower, mail, clothing and connections to community resources. Many key services providers have chosen to co-locate in our building to increase our neighbors’ access to supports they need. To help spread the word about Micah assistance to our neighbors you come across, feel free to download, print, and distribute our “Welcome to Micah” folding wallet card, available here.
Volunteers at the Hospitality Center are trained to help guests troubleshoot a variety of issues beyond basic survival. Our team maintains a culture of not just handing out phone numbers and resource lists, but working with our neighbors to make warm hand offs and successfully connect them to the support they need.
IF YOU ARE LIVING OUTDOORS….
Please visit 1013 Princess Anne St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am to 2pm
Thursday: appointment only
GIVING HOSPITALITY, GOING ON A JOURNEY
In the biblical sense of Christian hospitality, a weary traveler would be welcomed into the homes of towns along the way. The host would prepare a meal, offer a bed, wash their feet and troubleshoot whatever obstacles may have emerged along the journey. Welcoming people with such love and care allowed the neighbor in need to continue on the journey and successfully reach their destination.
It is with this sentiment that the founding Micah churches affectionately named the original day center, where 60 to 70 of our neighbors in need are welcomed every day. Their journeys have included heartache, catastrophic losses in relationship, breakdowns in both health and spirit. But no matter how treacherous the path that leads them to our door, the hospitality within our walls seeks all things possible for our friends to reach their destination.