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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 CaliforniaVolunteers as a Service Enterprise.


Client News

Photo of Leonel Barragan working in a garden

Growing Together with MEND

Like so many others, Leonel Barragan immigrated to the United States in 1988 to have a better life. A married father of 5 kids, Leonel wished to provide a better life for his family in his newly adopted country. For a number of years, he worked at a plane part...

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Volunteer News

Photo of Helen Salmeron leading a MEND orientation session

Blooming Where She’s Planted

For the past year, MEND’s Volunteer Services Department has welcomed the contributions of Helen Salmeron. During that time, we’ve seen her bloom from a shy, timid volunteer into one who is secure and eager to help where and how she can. From completing clerical work, to leading orientations and tours, and...

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3 Things I Learned Because of MEND

I came to MEND in hopes that the agency could provide me with tools for growth, and that I could provide the agency and its clients with support.  About a year ago, I applied to be a graduate fellow at MEND via UCLA's Ann C. Rosenfield Fellowship opportunity. The title...

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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 the sponsors and attendees who supported MEND at our Hollywood’s Biggest Night: the 5th Annual Gala of Glitz, Glamour & Giving fundraising gala. Your generous donations helped raise critical funds for MEND’s general operations. Visit our flickr page for pictures from the event.


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