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Read  MEND’s excellent reviews as a  “Top-rated Nonprofit” on the Great NonProfits website …

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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

Client News

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Rosa on the Mend

The story of Rosa Peñate is really two separate ones: pre-MEND and post. “I used to sit around and watch a lot of TV,” says the El Salvador native, who has been in America for about three decades. “Now I walk. It’s my therapy.” Rosa, who is in her early 50s,...

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Volunteer News

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Trainee becomes the Trainer

As an on-the-job trainee, Sandra Vidaurri came to MEND’s medical clinic to gain work experience. She began helping with medical and vision charts and as her knowledge of the medical clinic grew, the medical staff felt comfortable adding more responsibilities to her workload. She was moved to “back office” which...

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A Video Visit with Lenchita’s

Last month the Greatest MEND Podcast team expanded beyond their usual audio podcast into video production. For their video debut, the team filmed a visit with Lenchita's, a family-run restaurant nestled in the heart of Pacoima. GMP's roving reporters of Pacoima consist of Daniela, Angelica, Victoria, and Estuardo, also...

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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.


Registration for the 9th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference is now OPEN. This year’s conference theme is “Affordable Housing and Healthy Neighborhoods: Working Together Towards Sustainability.” Early bird registration ends on May 27th, 2016.

On April 16th, MEND hosted a dinner to celebrate our outstanding 2015 volunteers. Thank you for contribution and helping to meet each need with dignity. For highlights of the dinner, view pictures through our flickr page.


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