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


MEND Dignity Awards Gala

Please join MEND for an evening of inspirational and hope in our first inaugural Dignity Awards Gala on Wednesday, March 21st. Event proceeds will support MEND's poverty alleviation services in the northeast San Fernando Valley. Click here to download a reservation...

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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. Below 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 to MEND...

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