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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



Make A Very MEND Christmas

Make a Very MEND Christmas for approximately 1400 families in the northeast San Fernando Valley! You, your family, your business or organization can make a difference this holiday season by participating in our adoption program, hosting a food, blanket or toy drive, or choosing one or more of our...

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Client News


Opportunity of a Lifetime

“I love playing the flute. It’s my favorite instrument” says eight year old Ingrid Torres. She is among 70 kids who have taken advantage of MEND’s Summer Youth Program.  Two years ago, Ingrid’s grandmother and current legal guardian, Audelia Hernandez, enrolled her in the Youth Services Program after learning about...

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Volunteer News


Lynda Winters – Volunteer of the Month

“The Grow Together Program connects MEND clients with one another and helps to develop skills and self-sufficiency” says Lynda Winter, this month’s Volunteer of the Month. For the past eight months, Lynda has volunteered with MEND’s Grow Together Program focusing mainly on the program’s new initiative, La Colectiva. Initiated by Adam...

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Music fun at MEND’s Summer Youth Program

Four children sit or wiggle on brightly colored chairs while their volunteer music teacher, Amber Frias, talks about songs for an upcoming concert. One by one the students practice songs on their instruments—a flute, clarinet, saxophone and drums—while Amber offers gentle instruction and support. Giggling is allowed in this class,...

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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.


Begin the holiday giving season with MEND by volunteering for our Super Saturday Home Visiting days. By registering, you will assess the needs of the families participating in our Christmas Basket Program!

After 29 years, MEND says farewell to its CEO. Read her farewell address and join us in thanking Marianne Haver Hill for all her years of service to the organization.


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