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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.


Client News

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Tuesday is a good day

Starting this month, MEND will partner with the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission to provide mobile shower units with the goal of providing 20 more showers to our clients each week. People like Jim, who is currently homeless, utilize our shower program.  Jim sleeps outdoors each night, next to a church...

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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

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Healing hands and a caring heart

Since its founding in the spring of 2000, MEND’s women’s clinic has been providing basic care and screenings for women over 40. At its opening, Dr. Arthur Fleisher II was the sole gynecologist and worked alongside a licensed vocational nurse as the sole nurse and an interpreter in addition to...

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MEND Cooking Classes: Cooking for a healthier purpose

"We don't want the foodbank to just give out calories, we want people to embrace the idea of nutrition as a way to foster self-reliance," says Assistant Food Bank Director, Luke Ippoliti.  Last summer, in partnership with the Tarzana Treatment Center, MEND offered cooking classes to our clients and the...

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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.


Support MEND at our annual Hollywood’s Biggest Night Oscar viewing fundraising gala on February 22nd. Enjoy the glitz and glamour of Hollywood while giving back to your favorite charity. Watch last year’s video highlight for what to expect at this year’s gala. Purchase your tickets today!

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


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