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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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Self-confidence in a Smile

David Green feels like he has won the lottery and that in 45 minutes he can pick up the check. That’s when he’ll have his final denture fitting and he’s having a hard time containing his excitement. David, who will be 60 in October, is on disability and lives on a...

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Volunteer News


Dedication at a young age

While most kids in high school are busy hanging with friends or idolizing pop stars and celebrities, Kayla Gonzalez is working to bridge the gap between the underprivileged and the community. Kayla is the former Key Club president at Monroe High School. She began her work with the Key Club and with...

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The Greatest MEND Podcast: Free Styling Weirdness!

Daniela Catalan hosts this month's Greatest MEND Podcast (GMP), which finds Laz Meiman talking about those Kooky Romans, Angelica Benitez giving instructions for creating your very own zombie roach cyborg, and Daniela describing a zoo of weird animals. It's the GMP freestyle! Everybody did a segment on whatever interested them. Very revealing! Also this month,...

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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.


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