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


Bring Joy to MEND Families this Holiday Season

Let's work together to MEND poverty and bring joy to families this holiday season. Thanks to a match from two generous donors, every donation by December 31st will be DOUBLED! With your support, MEND will continue to provide food, clothing, healthcare, and education and training to fellow San Fernando Valley...

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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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