Mobilization for Justice believes in the dignity
of all human beings and that
Disability Is Not Inability.
MFJ helps seniors and people with disabilities to access appropriate transportation, such as Access-A-Ride, and to challenge denials or termination of service.
Adult Home Advocacy
MFJ provides advocacy and trainings to adult home residents throughout New York City and pursues individual and affirmative litigation to improve adult homes and to ensure that residents are given the opportunity to live in more integrated settings.
Children with Mental Health Disabilities
MFJ assists children with mental health disabilities 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 government benefits, housing, immigration or other legal problems.
Housing – Manhattan Seniors
MFJ helps Manhattan seniors age in place in their own homes by preventing evictions, securing benefits and resolving related legal problems.
People with Mental Health Disabilities
MFJ assists people with mental health disabilities living in the community by providing advice, counsel and representation on housing, public benefits, disability rights, consumer, and other matters, to ensure that people with mental illness do not end up homeless or institutionalized.
Nursing Home Residents
MFJ provides information, advice, advocacy and legal representation for nursing home residents in areas such as involuntary discharges, particularly to shelters, improper discharge planning, reasonable accommodation requests, and day pass disputes.