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MiCAFE Network of Elder Law



The MiCAFE Network, a program of Elder Law of Michigan, Inc., was created in 2001 to address barriers and increase access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for eligible older adults through outreach, education, and application assistance in the community. The MiCAFE Network helps reduce barriers and stigma facing older adults when applying for food assistance and other benefits. We assist them through trusted, local community agencies and over the phone. If you or someone you know is unable to afford food, please call our toll free number, (877) 664-2233, to start the application process.

The MiCAFE Network partners with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Michigan Aging and Adult Services Agency (AASA), the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the Southeast Michigan Senior Regional Collaborative, and over 120 Network Partners to assist seniors with benefits access. Our goal is to increase the quality of life of the older adults we serve.

The MiCAFE Network helps thousands of seniors gain access to better, healthier meals. Yet, there are still over 160,000 seniors in Michigan who may have to choose between food, medicine, and utilities; many worry about affording to eat as they wait to receive their next Social Security check. Throughout this brochure, you can learn more about joining the MiCAFE Network, what benefits are provided for you by the MiCAFE Network, and how you too can make a substantial impact on the lives of Michigan seniors. The MiCAFE Network is here to help!