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Read  MEND’s excellent reviews as a  “Top-rated Nonprofit” on the Great NonProfits website …

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

MEND is a GuideStar Valued Partner

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MEND is certified by California Volunteers as a Service Enterprise.


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

Client News

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“I feel MEND opened the door to my future”

Maria De La Torre always knew she would work in the medical field.  She received her Medical Assistant diploma seven years ago and, while keen to start work in her chosen profession, had to stay home and raise her family. She has three young children and says when she finally felt...

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Volunteer News

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Teaching ESL is second nature to this MEND volunteer

One student had a novel motivation to learn English. Her future daughter-in-law didn’t speak Spanish, and she wanted to make sure she could talk with her. “There’s all kinds of reasons people give for taking the class,” says Daniel Jordan, a 23-year-old ESL teacher at MEND. “It’s never just one...

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MEND Meets Guide Dogs of America

For their latest video, the Greatest MEND Podcast team interview Guide Dogs of America (GDA) trainer Lexie Drefuss, along with her dog-in-training, Venti. In an event hosted at MEND's Youth Services center, Lexie explained how guide dogs are trained and how people can participate in the GDA puppy foster program....

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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.



Reserve your tickets today for Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band. A portion of the proceeds will benefit MEND!

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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