MIFA celebrates jubilee year

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 22, 2018 10:37 AM CT | Published: September 21, 2018 10:24 AM CT
Since its founding by church and community leaders on Sept. 15, 1968, the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association has spawned a number of organizations and has grown into one of the most important nonprofits in the Mid-South. In fiscal 2018, which ran from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, MIFA served more than half a million meals to more than 3,600 seniors; helped more 3,500 families with utility, rent and mortgage assistance; distributed more than 11,000 food vouchers; connected more than 250 families with permanent, stable housing; and screened more than 7,000 calls through a 24-hour homeless hotline.


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Elle Perry

Elle Perry

A native Memphian, Elle Perry has earned graduate degrees from the University of Memphis and Maryland Institute College of Art. She’s written for publications including the Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Flyer and High Ground News, and previously served as coordinator of The Teen Appeal.


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