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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 California Volunteers as a Service Enterprise.


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



Make A Very MEND Christmas

Make a Very MEND Christmas for approximately 1400 families in the northeast San Fernando Valley! You, your family, your business or organization can make a difference this holiday season by participating in our adoption program, hosting a food, blanket or toy drive, or choosing one or more of our...

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Client News


The path to self-reliance

A young mother with a child to support, Christina Arthur was having a tough time making ends meet. The economy may be improving but jobs are still hard to find. The Panorama City native came to MEND for help and was able to get food and clothes for her two...

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Volunteer News


Lynda Winters – Volunteer of the Month

“The Grow Together Program connects MEND clients with one another and helps to develop skills and self-sufficiency” says Lynda Winter, this month’s Volunteer of the Month. For the past eight months, Lynda has volunteered with MEND’s Grow Together Program focusing mainly on the program’s new initiative, La Colectiva. Initiated by Adam...

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Kristie (right) with Job Training Program participant

Kristie Luna – MEND’s Work Readiness VISTA

Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Kristie Luna graduated from Sacramento State with a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Economics and has been volunteering and working in public service since she was 18. An internship with the California State Capitol combined with a professor’s push to learn...

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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.


Begin the holiday giving season with MEND by volunteering for our Super Saturday Home Visiting days. By registering, you will assess the needs of the families participating in our Christmas Basket Program!

After 29 years, MEND says farewell to its CEO. Read her farewell address and join us in thanking Marianne Haver Hill for all her years of service to the organization.


MEND named California's Nonprofit of the Year for 2012


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MEND Center Hours

Tues. – Fri. 8 am to 5 pm
Sat. Front desk 9 am to 12 pm;
food donations accepted until 4 pm in the back of the building
clothing donations accepted until 5 pm Tuesday to Friday and until 12 pm on Saturdays