Welcome to MEND

Born as a volunteer-powered organization over four decades ago in a garage, MEND takes a holistic approach to relieve the effects of poverty by providing basic human needs while giving individuals the education and training that fosters self-reliance. MEND benefits from the assistance of over 5000 volunteers to implement its vast array of programs.

MEND Center Hours

MEND is closed Mondays as a cost saving measure

  • Tuesday – Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: Front desk 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

MEND Reception Desk
(818) 897-2443
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In the Spotlight

MEND News

Support MEND this Giving Tuesday!

Forgo your lunch or cup of coffee on November 28 to help support your fellow Angelenos! Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving, occurs the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving to kick off the "season of giving." Its goal is to harness the collective power of individuals to make a difference...

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Client News

Still growing with MEND

Like many clients, when Evangelina Ruiz turned to MEND, she was at a low point. And like many of those other people, MEND gave her a second chance. The Mexicali native, who grew up in the San Fernando Valley, lost her manufacturing job. “I was very discouraged with life at...

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Volunteer News

Recipe for Weight Loss

There are very few of us who aren’t familiar with the so-called “battle of the bulge.” Imagine compounding those weight-loss struggles with a lack of appropriate information and the demands of living on a low income and it’s easy to foresee the results: obesity, diabetes and other chronic health issues....

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