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MIFA’s Something Good in Memphis campaign is designed to celebrate those who make Memphis better, whether it’s the stranger who helps change your flat tire in the rain or a human services pioneer who changes the lives of a hundred poor Memphians. Sometimes people tend to focus on the bad and forget the good, but we see reminders of the good in Memphis every day!


Recognizing someone is quick and easy – just send us an email! Acknowledge friends, neighbors,and colleagues whose daily efforts or remarkable deeds embody the spirit of positive action in our community. Thank you for being a part of the good in Memphis!


The Something Good in Memphis project was created by MIFA in 2009 to advance our vision of uniting the community through service. Our mission is supporting the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis through high-impact programs. Our values are to welcome and respect all people, act with integrity, value individual initiative and ability, serve individuals and the community as an act of faith, and balance humanitarian goals with sound business practices. Learn more about MIFA here





the good in memphis

Heather DeBerry Stephens is something good


Heather DeBerry Stephens desires to serve others and believes that this is best accomplished by teaching and training those people by the word of God and through prayer. God birthed in Heather Stephens’ spirit, an anointing for intersession and prayer. Heather has a heart for the family, which is the first institution of God and this is why restoring the family is very important to her. She is a woman who truly has a servant’s heart and the spirit of excellence is her pursuit. She has an extraordinary compassion for the people of God and the body of Christ. She has demonstrated exceptional contributions to her church and her community. Heather enjoys serving on the Prayer Ministry at her church. Heather has always enjoyed writing poetry, plays, skits, and speeches for others. Her greatest accomplishment is writing her newly released book entitled, “Mama Didn’t Half-Step” Based on the Life of Linnie Thomas Young. Heather’s hope and desires are to generate an initiative in the communities right here in the City of Memphis that will spark dialog regarding the problem that currently exists & spark the momentum needed to inspire mothers to strive for a different result one that produces a positive result. She hopes to start small support groups for mothers and workshops to help educate & empower mothers who are trying to restore their families. Although this challenge to change the condition of the family, particularly our youth, is great and will take many others to truly support this effort, the “Don’t Half-Step” Movement focuses on a mother’s role in restoring the family. Nominated by Irene Ford.

Posted by Ellen Whitten at 12:09 PM