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 Service Hours

MEND operates programs and services at 10641 N. San Fernando Road, Pacoima, CA 91331. Service hours are as follows:

  • 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


MEND’s ETC programs at 13460 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima, CA 91331 are closed effective February 2, 2018. Please contact MEND, at (818) 897-2443 if you have any questions.

In the Spotlight


MEND Dignity Awards Gala

Please join MEND for an evening of inspiration and hope as we honor those in our community who embody the spirit of MEND's mission. All proceeds will go towards programs and services that aim to break the bonds of poverty and foster self-reliance.

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Client News

A Community in MEND

Abraham Alvarez found himself as a single parent of four suddenly when his partner passed away a couple years ago. Living in New York and realizing he needed family support to help care for his children, he decided to move back to the northeast San Fernando Valley. However, the move...

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Volunteer News

What does MEND mean to me?

ESL tutor volunteer and MEND Program Board member, Jessica Edmond, was recently asked what MEND means to her. Here is her response: I am here at MEND because of the people. People who lead with their actions, taking the initiative to make the world a better place, people who welcome all...

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