Our Programs

Our Programs

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


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

  • MIFA Meals on Wheels delivers 1,200 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.


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.
  • Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing prevents homelessness by helping eligible families quickly obtain permanent stable housing.
  • COOL (College Offers Opportunities for Life) provides resources, case management, and life skills education to help prepare teens for the college application process.