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Micahs Place

Fernandina Beach, FL   |  www.micahsplace.org

Mission

Micah's Place is a Certified Domestic Violence Center and the only one serving Nassau County Florida. Our mission is to provide prevention and intervention services to victims of domestic violence; and to provide education within our community to effect change in behavior and attitudes relating to domestic violence. We offer safe, confidential shelter, advocacy, a 24-hour toll-free hotline, counseling, legal advocacy, and support groups to victims of domestic violence. All of our services are free and confidential.

Ruling year info

2001

Executive Director

Mrs. Tracie Fasel

Main address

PO Box 16287

Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 USA

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EIN

59-3675485

NTEE code info

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Micah's Place aims to assist and support survivors of domestic violence and their children in Nassau County, Florida. Micah's Place satisfies the need for an emergency safe shelter, a 24/7 hotline to provide support and safety planning, legal and financial assistance, as well as outreach and supportive services to survivors of domestic violence in crisis. The need for prevention and intervention services for domestic violence is present and our goal is to satisfy that need. Micah's Place is honored to be the only certified domestic violence center serving survivors in Nassau County.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Domestic Violence Services

Micah's Place programs are growing to meet the needs of our community, as resources become available. The outreach program includes advocates, one devoted to rural outreach advocate, and four locations in Yulee, Hilliard, Callahan and Fernandina Beach, Florida. Staff provides community education, professional training, court and legal advocacy, a Dating Violence Education and Prevention program for high schools and a Healthy Relationships program for middle schools, emergency cell phone distribution, and support groups. We maintain a volunteer base of approximately 400. Our resale center open to the public offers affordable furniture and clothing to help sustain our programs as well as help victims toward independency.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Non-profit of the Year 2015

Nassau County Chamber of Commerce

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of nights of safe housing provided to families of domestic violence

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Children and youth

Related Program

Domestic Violence Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of crisis hotline calls answered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Domestic Violence Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As of May 2020, an additional texting option was added.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Micah's Place aims to meet the needs of victims of domestic violence so that they be able to break free of abuse and ridicule, educate on the signs and dynamics of domestic violence to assist in healing and trauma processing, and provide tools to survivors so they may continue on a path of self-dependency and independence. The goal is two-fold in that we also aim to improve the attitudes towards victims and the issue of domestic violence, provide education to prevent violence, and improve the overall community's response to survivors as well. We strive to offer free, confidential, quality programs that meet the varying needs of victims and follow them through the journey toward independence and healing. We want to effectively support victims in the most mindful, practical, and kind way possible by providing wrap-around services that assist survivors in various points of healing.

Micah's Place operates to satisfy a need for intervention services that provide support, education, and tools toward self-sufficiency as well as executing prevention strategies to eventually alleviate the problem in the long term. Intervention includes providing tactics to maintain safety in and out of an abusive relationship, as well as education to understand the signs and dynamics often present in these situations to assist in healing and trauma processing. Prevention efforts include partnerships with local agencies and social entities to provide professional education and training, education for youth and the general public on the overall dynamics of domestic violence. The foundation of Micah's Place strategies is formed on being culturally responsive, trauma-informed, compassionate, non-judgmental, and just to best support survivors of domestic violence. The goal of these efforts is not only to connect victims to intervention services but to prevent domestic violence from occurring in the future by evolving social norms that are often attributed to the causes of domestic violence.

Micah's Place operates a newly expanded 32-bed emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children, a versatile outreach program for those victims needing assist, not including emergency housing, an attorney on staff to assist with injunctions for protection that provide a safeguard to victims. A total of 4 outreach program office locations assure that victims are assisted throughout the entirety of Nassau County. The educated staff of 24 ensure Micah's place provides well-rounded survivor-focused services to ensure the highest likeliness of independence and healing for victims. Two resale centers provide revenue to support programs and services to victims and are assets to our services for basic needs like clothing and household needs when in crisis and establishing a new residence.

From it's inception, Micah's Place has aimed to meet the needs of Nassau County and provide the highest quality of services to victims who need them most. From building the first domestic violence shelter in the county with an occupancy of 16 beds, to doubling the capacity in 2019, Micah's Place has continually met the increasing growth of Nassau County and decreased the presence of unmet needs in regards to victims. Outreach programs accessible to all areas of the county assure that all victims are able to obtain services. Partnerships evolved and maintained with stakeholder agencies and local authorities have improved the overall societal constructs and systems that victims must endure to get help and alleviated many obstacles that often arise when attempting to leave an abusive situation. Micah's Place has accomplished an organizational environment that prioritizes the person first, treats victims with the humility and respect that they deserve and continues to be stewards of their rights and needs within the context of the community.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Micahs Place

Board of directors
as of 03/14/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Gayle MacIntyre

Joanna Cason

Jenna Hulse

Deb Cottle

Sarah Rummings

Gayle McIntyre

Elaine Coats

Heather Hodges

Jean Palamar

Tina Smith

Karen Atkins

Paul Hurst

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/14/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/16/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.