The project focuses primarily on issues affecting the most vulnerable older adults including long term care; guardianship; public benefits; and elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It also works closely with disability advocates to address issues of shared concern.

Funding for MEJI is generously provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, the Metro Health Foundation, the Michigan State Bar Foundation, Region 2 Area Agency on Aging, Tri-County Office on Aging, and the Skadden Fellowship Foundation.