An Introduction to MALA
Michigan Assisted Living Association (MALA) is the leader in advocacy, education, and resources for providers of residential, assisted living, vocational, and other community-based services. MALA is a nonprofit organization with 1,200 members providing services to 35,000 individuals statewide. These individuals include persons with developmental disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, physical disabilities or traumatic brain injuries or persons who are elderly.
Originally incorporated in 1967 as Statewide Care Home Association, the Association has grown dramatically during the past 45 years. MALA is a state affiliate of the national Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA). Together, the state and national associations promote high quality assisted living services to persons with varying needs.
MALA is governed by a 13 member volunteer Board of Directors representing the state on a regional basis. The Association's administrative staff includes four attorneys, a director of quality assurance and education, a membership services director, and various experienced support staff.
Membership with MALA is rewarding and affordable. For more information on membership benefits and dues, please click here.