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    Our Mission

    Supporting the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis through high-impact programs.

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    Our Vision

    Uniting the community through service.

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    Our Values

    Welcome and respect all people. Act with integrity. Value individual initiative and ability. Serve individuals and the community as an act of faith. Balance humanitarian goals with sound business practices.

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Our Impact

MIFA is proud to serve the Memphis community with a high level of professionalism and service.



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Our Programs


Senior Programs

MIFA's senior programs are designed to promote independence, health, and dignity.

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Family Programs

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

Stay Up To Date

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Meals on Wheels continues to deliver for Memphis seniors

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MIFA & Mid-South Food Bank on Behind the Headlines

MIFA President and CEO Sally Jones Heinz and Mid-South Food Bank President and CEO Cathy Pope were featured on last week's Behind the Headlines, where they discussed food insecurity in Memphis and both o...

Memphis shelters at capacity due to lack of affordable housing

By Kelli Cook Published: Oct. 31, 2022 at 10:39 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 31, 2022 at 10:42 PM CDT MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - If you’re in the market to rent a home, you are well aware of how exp...

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