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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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paid shelter or motel nights provided for homeless families

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

Guest column: How supporting shoes for the homeless led to supporting shelter for the homeless

By Phyllis Scruggs and David Scruggs, Guest Columnist Published: July 16, 2022, 4:00 AM CT   Last month, The Daily Memphian shared an uplifting story about an initiative to distribute s...

Heat wave could have added financial impact on families already struggling to pay bills

By Mandy Hrach, FOX13Memphis.com June 21, 2022 at 5:50 pm CDT   MEMPHIS, Tenn. — With the temperatures soaring, it’s going to cost a lot more to keep your air conditioning running. ...

Gas prices impact Meals on Wheels volunteers

By Kelly Roberts Published: Jun. 16, 2022, at 5:34 PM CDT   MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - We know the saying, no good deed goes unpunished. Now, these gas prices are making it tough for Mid Sout...

If the Shoe Fits: Homeless get right-size footwear thanks to thoughtful plan

COVID gutted the distribution networks for street gold like shoes, belts, and sleeping bags. But Pam Scarbrough of Community Alliance for the Homeless found a way around it. Read the full story here.&n...

The Hearts of Nurses

Paid and presented by Regional One Health. Megan and Ashley are two nurses dedicated to the health of their community, caring for neighbors and friends. Recognizing a gap in their local care system, th...

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Senior Nutrition Program

Meals on Wheels: Mid-South seniors receive nutritious meals, home visits March 22, 2022 at 7:28 am CDT By Carolyn Cerda, FOX13Memphis.com   Click here to read the article and watch the video.&...

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