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

In the Spotlight


Volunteer Opportunities for Christmas Program

Calling all Volunteers! Christmas season is already underway for the 2017 Christmas Basket Program. Help the holiday season very merry for approximately 1,300 families by volunteering in one of our Christmas Program activities starting with our Super Saturday Home Visiting day on November 4, 2017. Visit our Christmas volunteer...

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Client News

MEND “graduate” finds her ideal job

Thanks to MEND, Rose Ortiz found a position she loves at the Los Angeles ORT College in Van Nuys. “I owe it to them,” says the 23-year-old administrative assistant. “I was doing research at MEND’s resource center when I heard about it.” That was earlier this year, and since then Ortiz,...

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Volunteer News

A New Beginning

Chances are that if you have visited MEND’s Center, you have seen Vicente Rendon catering to clients’ needs. When he first visited the Center, he did not know the impact the organization would have on his life. “MEND has completely changed my life and for that I am extremely grateful.” The...

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