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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

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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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Seeing is Believing

When Maribel Vasquez noticed her four–year-old daughter, Mia, squinting as she watched television, she made an appointment at MEND’s Eye Care Clinic to have Mia’s eyes checked. Today Mia, diagnosed with myopia – or nearsightedness, sports purple flexy eyeglasses and can see the TV from across the room. For Maribel, the...

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Volunteer News

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Caring for MEND’S Clients

If asked who most closely exemplifies what it means to be a MEND volunteer, many staff and volunteers alike will name Diana Witrago.  Almost two years ago Diana came to MEND as an on-the-job trainee for medical reception in the clinic where she puts in a full week. MEND is fortunate that...

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Weather Control, Aliens, and Synthetic Meat, Oh My!

In their last podcast for the summer, before returning this fall, the MEND podcast team offers more freestyling summer fare to think about while relaxing at the beach. What if you could control the weather? Daniela Catalan brings a whimsical story of her future job. What if aliens are with us now (and maybe always...

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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 was featured on 102.7 KIIS FM’s Community Council radio program. Listen to the entire interview here.

Thanks to MEND’s supporters and donors who attended our Education and Training Center Grand Re-Opening on July 29th.  Visit our flickr page for photos of the event.


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