Following is a press release from MIFA with updates about Presley Place:
Presley Place, the housing community named after late entertainer Elvis Presley and his family, continues to make a difference in the lives of homeless families by providing shelter and a nurturing environment where residents can learn the skills and get the education they need to be independent and productive members of society.
Presley Place is a joint venture between the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation and the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) that houses dozens of families annually. The complex consists of two four-bedroom apartments and 10 two-bedroom apartments and is part of MIFA’s Estival Communities with 77-units providing homeless families with transitional housing in south-central Memphis.
Since it opened in July 2001, Presley Place has been home to more than 13 adults and 32 children who were forced from their homes by fire, eviction or domestic violence. Presley Place gives these families a safe environment to live in while they get the job skills or the education and training they need. Without Presley Place, these families would have no place to go.
“Presley Place is providing children and families the opportunity to grow both mentally and socially,” said Margaret Craddock, MIFA Executive Director. “Without the support of the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation and the thousands of devoted fans that contribute to the cause, we could not provide this valuable service for the homeless in Elvis’ hometown.”
The Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association unites all faiths, ages & cultures to meet human needs and develop lasting solutions that help our neighbors live with hope, independence and dignity.