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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.


Client News


Seeing MEND’s mission come to life

At MEND, our mission is to break the bonds of poverty by providing basic human needs and a pathway to self-reliance. We never tire of seeing our mission come to life, and every success story is one of immense fulfillment. Roberto Cerecer is one such story. Husband and father, Cerecer started...

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Volunteer News


Making Life Easier for Others

José Manuel de Santiago is, according to MEND's staff, “someone who cares enough to teach and train other volunteers to make their lives easier. He is always willing to assist with a huge smile and always says YES to any opportunity that comes his way.” Each time José assists, each time...

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The Greatest MEND Podcast: Dia de los Muertos

Just like the honored dead for Dia de los Muertos, the Greatest MEND Podcast was gone but not forgotten! We start a new podcast year with the usual suspects, and we welcome Angelica Benitaz and Daniella Catalan. Angelica jumps right in as the host for the podcast this month, and...

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A Baby Shower to Remember

“Olives!,” “Pringles!,” “Anything!,” were just a few of the answers these expectant mothers gave when asked if they had any odd hunger cravings.  It was a rare down moment in between presentations for these women who gathered for the semi-annual MEND Baby Shower held September 24th at the main MEND...

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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 2014 Christmas Program has begun. Visit our Christmas page to sign up for volunteer opportunites.

Watch ABC7′s coverage of this UCLA’s Center for Civil Society report on the state of individual charity giving in Los Angeles and its effect on non-profit organizations like MEND.

View event photos from our Friends for Good Breakfast with special guest speaker, Raul A. Anaya, President, Bank of America Greater Los Angeles Market.


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