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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


From Student to Teacher’s Aide

Olimpia Beltrani came to MEND a year and a half ago after being referred by El Nido, a MEND collaborator. Knowing that computer literacy is an increasing norm in the workplace, she began taking typing lessons at the Education and Training Center. Upon its completion, Olimpia started another course in...

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Volunteer News

Maria Ceja

ETC Volunteer of the Month

Maria Ceja first heard about MEND from a TV commercial.  A native Spanish speaker, she felt that she needed to improve her English skills and that is what first led her to the Education and Training Center at MEND.  A little over a year ago, she started taking English and...

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SFV Rescue Mission

MEND Gives SFV Rescue Mission a Helping Hand

A huge part of MEND’s mission is helping those in need – whether they are families down on their luck, or fellow nonprofit organizations. Unfortunately, due to a fire, the San Fernando Valley Mission had to call upon this very assistance. Early in the morning on May 3rd, a fire from...

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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.


MEND’s 2014 Christmas Program has begun. Visit our Christmas page to sign up for volunteer opportunites.


Councilmember Felipe Fuentes speaks about MEND’s Grow Together Program. Watch the video to see how MEND is providing a pathway to self-reliance through gardening, nutrition and cooking classes.


MEND named California's Nonprofit of the Year for 2012

MEND considered a “model” for including volunteers in nonprofit work.
Read the MEND CASE STUDY by CaliforniaVolunteers’ Service Enterprise Initiative.


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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