At MIFA, we believe service and advocacy reinforce each other and are necessary to achieving our mission of supporting the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis and our vision of uniting our community in service.

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Our Focus Areas

Senior Hunger

As our senior population grows—both in Memphis and nationwide—the risk of hunger among this vulnerable community grows with it. Food insecurity threatens the physical health of seniors, while the isolation of living alone threatens their emotional health. When seniors receive adequate nutrition and regular interactions with others, those threats diminish, allowing them to maintain or improve their health and remain independent for longer.

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Preventing Family Homelessness

A common setback like an illness or job loss can spiral a family into homelessness. A utility cutoff or missed rent payment can lead to an eviction that leaves a family without housing. Targeted, often low-cost, interventions can prevent crisis escalation, stabilizing families before they need more intensive support.

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Interfaith Relations

Perhaps now more than ever, MIFA’s efforts to promote interfaith understanding can lead to stronger and healthier communities. By serving together, we can turn distrust into trust and suspicion into understanding. MIFA’s interfaith activities promote awareness, cooperation, and service among people from all spiritual paths.

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