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

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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.


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

Client News

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The Stress Reliever

“The services MEND offers are a stress reliever for me and my wife” says Donato Jimenez, a MEND client. Donato, emigrated from Mexico to the “land of opportunity” in 1975 in search for a better future. For many years he worked at a hospital as a janitor and in maintenance. He...

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Volunteer News

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A Star Of Our Own

“Dedicated.  A pleasure to work with. Smart. Intelligent” are all words used to describe our Volunteer of the Month. Yasmin Serrato, came to MEND approximately 6 years ago as an undergraduate student. She began volunteering in our Client Intake Department where she interacted with clients on a regular basis. She was...

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The GMP Team at Lenchita's

A Video Visit with Lenchita’s

Last month the Greatest MEND Podcast team expanded beyond their usual audio podcast into video production. For their video debut, the team filmed a visit with Lenchita's, a family-run restaurant nestled in the heart of Pacoima. GMP's roving reporters of Pacoima consist of Daniela, Angelica, Victoria, and Estuardo, also...

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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.


Registration for the 9th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference is now OPEN. This year’s conference theme is “Affordable Housing and Healthy Neighborhoods: Working Together Towards Sustainability.” Early bird registration ends on May 27th, 2016.

Many thanks to volunteers and donors who supported this year’s Stamp Out Hunger efforts. Visit our flickr page for highlights of the Stamp Out Hunger festivities.


MEND named California's Nonprofit of the Year for 2012


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MEND Center Hours

Tues. – Fri. 8 am to 5 pm
Sat. Front desk 9 am to 12 pm;
food donations accepted until 4 pm in the back of the building
clothing donations accepted until 5 pm Tuesday to Friday and until 12 pm on Saturdays