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Guidestar has named MEND a Valued Partner for its commitment to transparency.

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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


Resilience in the Face of Adversity

“I believe God is always testing you, and you just have to stay true and pass each challenge he puts in your path with flying colors,” Brenda Johnson, 54, says to start off this interview. Originally hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, Brenda says her family came to the San Fernando Valley...

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Volunteer News

Jocelyn Odar, the all-around helper

Jocelyn Odar, a current UCLA student, became a MEND volunteer three years ago in the Medical Clinic. Coming to MEND through a basic online volunteer search, she was impressed by MEND diverse programs and decided to give her time to MEND as a volunteer. In the clinic, she serves as...

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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.


Join special guest speaker Zev Yaroslavsky in celebrating the grand re-opening of MEND’s Education and Training Center on July 29th! Download the flyer for more details.

Thanks to attendees and sponsors who helped make this year’s 8th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference a success. Visit our flickr page for photo highlights of this year’s event! Stay tuned for details on the 9th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference!


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