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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.


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

Client News


A Neighbor in Need

To many, El Nino represents relief after a long dry season and a chance to refill reservoirs. But to people like Rigoberto Sanchez, who was living on the street until he found MEND, it’s another serious obstacle facing the homeless. “It’s not always safe being on the street and MEND helps...

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Volunteer News

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A New Lease on Life

While many of MEND’s clients and volunteers have deep roots in the San Fernando Valley, some come from further afield—and in the case of Mohammad Hossaini, much further afield. Mohammad emigrated from Afghanistan to the US in November 2014 with his wife and children. Having worked for the US embassy and army...

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Shine Like the Stars at MEND’s 6th Annual Academy Awards Gala

Is watching the Academy Awards at home a little too dull for you? Are you looking for a way to help support MEND, the 2012 California's nonprofit of the year? Then do both by joining us at a very special celebration of the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony at MEND's...

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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.


Thank you to all the volunteers, donors and Christmas Program Sponsor, Anthem Blue Cross, for making MEND’s 2015 Christmas Basket Program a success! Visit our flickr page to view photos from our Christmas basket distribution at the Center.


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