Mimi’s Mission is a local 501c3 non-profit organization that has been helping Downriver families in need since 2015. The organization has evolved over the years and in 2020, our focus and mission are to aid Downriver autistic individuals and their families. Through generous donations from businesses and individuals, Mimi’s Missions is often able to provide help and resources to families who have special needs children and adults.  Our organization does not offer financial or monthly assistance, but instead provides unique resources and programs


Throughout each year, Mimi’s Mission runs programs geared at helping Downriver autistic individuals and their families. Our Autism Acceptance Group  program is a parent-driven support group that offers socialization, meetings, dinner, demonstrations, and/or activities on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month (except holidays). The Autism Acceptance Group is a unique program that is open to Downriver autistic individuals and their families.

In addition, we also accept donations of non-perishable food that children can easily prepare by themselves without use of a stove for our Blessings Box.

Also, in 2021, Mimi’s Mission began the 911READY Bag Program. 911READY Bags are designed to be used by Fire & Rescue, EMS and Law Enforcement Agencies to assist autistic individuals during an emergency situation. The contents of these bags were designed to include specific items that may help reduce stress and anxiety of an autistic person.

Additionally, a new program 911READY will launch in fall of 2021. The 911READY Program is a safety and emergency preparedness system designed to allow residents to voluntarily provide important information to emergency response teams across multiple departments regarding individuals with special needs. Ultimately, this shared information can help make emergent situations safer for your household and for those responding to your call. While those are the main on-going programs Mimi’s Mission presents, we add many more during the year, often including toy drives, children’s food drives, our popular Secret Santa holiday assistance program for Downriver families with a child with a special need or disability, and so many more.

Please take your time reviewing our site for a better understanding of what we do and ways you can help! We appreciate the generous and continued support of our Downriver community members with special needs and their families!

Mimi's Mission


Tues, Wed, Thurs
9am – 3pm


Mimi’s Mission is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization that relies on the generous donations from business and residents to help Downriver autistic indivuals and their families. In recent years, the focus of Mimi’s Mission has been primarily to help families in our community with children with special needs or disabilities. Some of our features sponsors include Scott Bergeron, Don Lorincz and Eric Sloan who ran successful fundraisers for Mimi’s Mission. Thomas Rendshaw of Side Street Signs also donated ALL of the sponsor signs for our annual Golf Scramble. Thank you for your continued support of our mission: Taking the community under our wings!

Scott Bergeron Century 21

Sloan Environmental

The Gores Foundation

Side Street Signs


Father & Son Restoration

Fritz Enterprise