Our Programs

Our Programs

MIFA supports the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis through the high-impact programs listed below.

Seniors

MIFA’s senior are designed to promote independence, health, companionship, and dignity.

  • MIFA Meals on Wheels delivers hot, nutritious lunches daily to seniors at their homes and at congregate sites.
  • Senior Companion pairs low-income, active seniors with homebound peers for help with tasks of daily living.
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman advocates for the rights of thousands of residents in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and residential care homes.
  • Transit, our oldest program, transports seniors to appointments around the city.

Families

MIFA’s family programs provide basic services to prevent homelessness, stabilize families, and encourage independence.

  • Emergency Services provides assistance with rent, utilities, food, clothing, and other necessities for families suffering from an unexpected loss of income. 
  • Emergency Shelter Placement helps families secure temporary shelter if homelessness cannot be avoided through mediation.
  • Rapid Rehousing prevents homelessness by helping eligible families quickly obtain permanent stable housing.
  • Our 24-hour homeless hotline helps connect families with minor children in Memphis and Shelby County to shelter. Call (901) 529-4545.