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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

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MEND is certified by CaliforniaVolunteers as a Service Enterprise.


Client News


Helping others while helping herself

Like many in our job-training program, Rosalba Hercules came to MEND desperate to leave behind a life lived in poverty. A mother of two teenagers who struggled to provide for her family, she recently remarried and says she looks forward to a brighter future. MEND’s job-training program provides valuable work experience...

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Christmas Basket Program

The 2014 Christmas Basket Program came to a close on December 16 with approximately 1300 families receiving Christmas Baskets for the holidays. Planning for the annual event began in early June, with client registration beginning in September. On November 22nd and December 6th, over 200 volunteers were trained to assess...

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Volunteer News


Grace Under Pressure

For nine months, Alma Rodríguez has been volunteering full-time at MEND where she arrived through the Job Training service. While her goal was to improve her professional skills, her contribution to the smooth running of many aspects of our operations is undeniable. In her role, she welcomes clients and visitors; answers...

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A Baby Shower to Remember

“Olives!,” “Pringles!,” “Anything!,” were just a few of the answers these expectant mothers gave when asked if they had any odd hunger cravings.  It was a rare down moment in between presentations for these women who gathered for the semi-annual MEND Baby Shower held September 24th at the main MEND...

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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.


Thanks to all those who supported MEND’s 2014 Christmas Basket Program for 1300 pre-screened needy families!  Click here to see photos of the program which began in September.

Watch ABC7′s coverage of this UCLA’s Center for Civil Society report on the state of individual charity giving in Los Angeles and its effect on non-profit organizations like MEND.


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