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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 California Volunteers as a Service Enterprise.


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

Client News

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New skills for a better job

Losing a job can be a frightening, confusing experience. But MEND’s classes, taught by volunteer teachers, can provide out-of-work adults with skills to help qualify them for good jobs, giving them a positive new direction. David Kitchen, 55, found himself out of work when the company he worked for abruptly went out...

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Volunteer News

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MEND – A little piece of the puzzle

At 45 years old, Osmara Del Cid is still determined to fulfill her professional goal of working in the medical field. As a young mother, Osmara entered the workforce as a receptionist and administrative assistant working in the health care industry.  After giving birth to her fourth child, it became...

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Serving her community – An AmeriCorps VISTA story

Jackey Arriaga describes herself as having “a heart for serving and volunteering.” After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, Jackey decided to do a year of service year as an AmeriCorps Member with City Year Los Angeles in the Watts community. “Their whole mission is to work toward...

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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.


Participate in MEND’s annual raffle drawing and win a trip to Hawaii! Click here for more details.


Registration for MEND’s 10th Annual MENDing Poverty ConferenceUnderstanding Philanthropy – Paths to Success for Poverty Service Nonprofits –  is now live. Register today before early-bird pricing expires!

MEND is proud to support the upcoming Council District 7  candidates forum on April 29, 2017 as a community partner. To attend, register here.

Reserve your tickets today for Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band. A portion of the proceeds will benefit MEND!

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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