Michigan's Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly (MiCAFE) assists older adults (60 and older) to make ends meet by applying for help to pay their bills. The MiCAFE program gets older people of modest means the things they need most--money to buy food, money to cover medical expenses, and money to pay bills. The Bridge Card, the Medicare Savings Program, utility assistance, and in home services are key services to aid older adults in covering their basic needs and living independently at home. MiCAFE and its team of volunteers will help you, or someone you care about, apply for services in a comfortable, senior-friendly setting near your home.
We work with older adults by appointment. There are no long lines to wait in and no interviews with the Department of Human Services (DHS). MiCAFE makes applying for benefits and services easy. Usually it takes just one meeting! MiCAFE is located at many senior centers, community centers, churches, senior apartment complexes, and other familiar places. Click here for the MiCAFE program nearest to you, or call us at 1-877-664-2233!
MiCAFE offers help applying for:
- The Bridge Card ($16-$200 per month)
- Medicare Savings ($99.90 per month)
- In home services
- Utility shutoff protection
- Low cost food
- Dining programs
If you'd like to know about how much money or assistance MiCAFE can mean for your family or household, please give us a call at 1-877-664-2233