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Guidestar has named MEND a Valued Partner for its commitment to transparency.

MEND is a GuideStar Valued Partner

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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

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Client News


The Student Becomes the Teacher

Fifteen years ago, Ruben Villarreal came to the United States to seek a better life for his wife and two children. To adjust to his new environment, Ruben began taking English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at Kennedy High School in Granada Hills where he learned of MEND’s free...

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Volunteer News

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The Devoted Volunteer

For fifteen years, MEND has been fortunate to have Socorro Arellano as a devoted volunteer. She heard about MEND through one of her friends and decided to visit the MEND Center facility.  She was immediately impressed with the organization and knew she had to be a part of this cause. A retiree with...

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Thanksgiving Podcast: Bird Is the Word

In this holiday edition of the Greatest MEND Podcast, the newest member of the GMP team, Estuardo Rodas, tries out his hosting chops! Angie Bee, AKA Benitez the Elder, clues us in as to why the Plymouth settlement succeeded and the Jamestown settlement failed, even though Jamestown had climate on...

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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 2015 Christmas Basket Program is here! Visit our Christmas Program page to view and sign up for volunteer opportunities or to Adopt a Family.


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 12 p.m. in the back of the building