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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

Humbelina 5

Weight Management as a Pathway to Self-Reliance

Humbelina Diaz, a MEND Medical Clinic patient was referred to our Weight Management program after being seen by a MEND volunteer physician. Overweight and out of shape, she was determined to become healthier and less reliant on medicine. Since joining the program last year, she has noticed a steady weight...

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Volunteer News


It’s All in the Details

Recently, we at MEND have remarked that all those very important details involved in running an organization that are so hard to get to have suddenly become easier to manage. No doubt this in part due to our volunteer Marisol Cervantes who runs the office, registers clients, does data entry,...

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SFV Rescue Mission

MEND Gives SFV Rescue Mission a Helping Hand

A huge part of MEND’s mission is helping those in need – whether they are families down on their luck, or fellow nonprofit organizations. Unfortunately, due to a fire, the San Fernando Valley Mission had to call upon this very assistance. Early in the morning on May 3rd, a fire from...

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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.


Councilmember Felipe Fuentes speaks about MEND’s Grow Together Program. Watch the video to see how MEND is providing a pathway to self-reliance through gardening, nutrition and cooking classes.


Try this healthy recipe that MEND’s Weight Management Program Patients are cooking up!


MEND named California's Nonprofit of the Year for 2012

MEND considered a “model” for including volunteers in nonprofit work.
Read the MEND CASE STUDY by CaliforniaVolunteers’ Service Enterprise Initiative.


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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