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MEND – A little piece of the puzzle

At 45 years old, Osmara Del Cid is still determined to fulfill her professional goal of working in the medical field. As a young mother, Osmara entered the workforce as a receptionist and administrative assistant working in the health care … Continue reading


Welcome, Susan!

On behalf of the MEND Governing Board, I would like to welcome Susan Ng as MEND’s new Interim President and CEO. Susan comes to us from Kaiser Foundation Health Plan where she served as Director of Public Affairs and Integrated Brand … Continue reading

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Volunteer of the Month – Joanna Del Campo

Joanna Del Campo found MEND eight months ago and has not left since! She volunteers daily in the intake and shower programs inputting client data and working directly with MEND clients. Her fellow volunteers appreciate her “forever smile” and hardworking … Continue reading


Independent Woman – Aranza Murillo

Aranza Murillo is happy to consider potential new career opportunities thanks to MEND’s Job Training Program. Working with Yolanda Anguiano, MEND’s Job Training Coordinator, Aranza has just finished this popular program as a job trainee. Crediting Yolanda’s coaching, mentoring, and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading