MFJ helps seniors and people with disabilities to access appropriate transportation, such as Access-A-Ride, and to challenge denials or termination of service.
MFJ provides advocacy and trainings to adult home residents throughout New York City and pursues individual and affirmative litigation on issues affecting residents’ abilities to integrate into the community.
MFJ assists children with mental illness and their families through medical-legal partnerships with Bellevue, Kings County and Harlem Hospitals to obtain education supports for the children and to stabilize the families if they face housing, immigration or other legal problems.
MFJ assists people with mental illness living in the community by providing advice, counsel and representation on housing, public benefits, disability rights, consumer, and other matters, to ensure that mental health consumers do not end up homeless or hospitalized.
MFJ provides information, advice, and advocacy for nursing home residents and their families and provides legal representation in areas such as abuse and neglect, civil rights violations, improper discharge planning and unfair consumer practices.