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 Charity Navigator has given MEND a four-star rating.

Read  MEND’s excellent reviews as a  “Top-rated Nonprofit” on the Great NonProfits website …

or write a review for MEND yourself!

Guidestar has named MEND a Valued Partner for its commitment to transparency.

MEND is a GuideStar Valued Partner

Learn more on the Guidestar Website



MEND is certified by CaliforniaVolunteers as a Service Enterprise.


MEND is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Tax ID #23-7306337


Client News

Simone Cardoza (Right)

Simone Cardoza, The Dedicated Student

MEND’s Education and Training Center provides a wide range of adult education classes for our clients, including English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and enrichment workshops to supplement the classes. Bertha Warren, a longtime MEND volunteer, currently facilitates two writing workshops – one for beginning ESL students and the...

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Volunteer News

Carrie Jones (Right) and MEND Co-Founders , Ed and Carolyn Rose

Volunteering: Keeping it in the Family

Photo from left to right - MEND Co-founder Carolyn Rose, MEND Co-founder Ed Rose and Carrie Jones Stay-at-home mother Carrie Jones has, in a sense, grown up with MEND. A volunteer since she was in high school, today Jones puts in hundred of hours annually. As Chair of MEND's...

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3 Things I Learned Because of MEND

I came to MEND in hopes that the agency could provide me with tools for growth, and that I could provide the agency and its clients with support. About a year ago, I applied to be a graduate fellow at MEND via UCLA's Ann C. Rosenfield Fellowship opportunity. The title...

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Video: A Day in the Life of MEND

Watch a full-size version this new video on MEND's YouTube channel.


The Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carriers food drive takes place on May 9.


Learn more about Stamp Out Hunger or to take the MEND Stamp Out Hunger pledge today!

Save the date for the 8th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference on June 9th! This year’s theme is “Income Inequality: Challenges and Opportunities for the Nonprofit Sector.” REGISTER HERE today before tickets run out!


MEND named California's Nonprofit of the Year for 2012


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MEND Center Hours

Tues. – Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat. Front desk 9 a.m. to 12 noon;
Food and clothing donations accepted
until 4 p.m. in the back of the building