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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



Client News

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Re-building Lives One Step at a Time

Last year, when her mother fell ill and was hospitalized, Laura Montez-Rodriguez and her six children returned to California to help.  Montez-Rodriguez left everything she owned and everyone she knew in Texas, where she had lived for three years. At the time of the move, the children ranged in age...

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Volunteer News

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Dispensing Care and Compassion

“It would not be possible to praise nurses too highly,” wrote American historian and author Stephen Ambrose. Ambrose’s words capture how MEND clients and staff feel about volunteer Donald Zucca, R.N., and the work he does for and with the organization. Since 2013, as a part-time volunteer in the Medical Department,...

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Soap – A Little Item With a Huge Impact

It is because of this hygienic staple that I am getting on my soapbox this week, but I promise this from point forward that I will keep all soap related puns and metaphors to a minimum. Admittedly, it is not an item that is often given much consideration in the average...

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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.


Thanks to our sponsors and attendees who supported MEND’s annual fundraising gala, Hollywood’s Biggest Night. Here are some photo and video highlights from this year’s event.

See you next year for another fun night of glitz, glamour and giving!


MEND named California's Nonprofit of the Year for 2012

MEND considered a “model” for including volunteers in nonprofit work.
Read the MEND CASE STUDY by CaliforniaVolunteers’ Service Enterprise Initiative.


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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