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MEET EACH NEED WITH DIGNITY

MEND- Meet Each Need with Dignity offers a range of comprehensive services delivered with dignity and respect by exceptionally dedicated staff and volunteers. For 50 years, MEND has opened its doors to the most vulnerable members of our community and over the years we have become one of the most comprehensive and empowering poverty relief agencies in Los Angeles County.

STORIES OF HOPE

OUR PROGRAMS

MEND serves the poorest families & individuals in the San Fernando Valley; meeting their most immediate basic needs and helping them build resources and skills to address and overcome long-term poverty.

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EMERGENCY FOODBANK

MEND’s Foodbank has long been a point of entry for a majority of clients. Clients utilizing the food bank include families struggling to make ends meet, and people who are homeless who—because of few options—sometimes rely on foraging from dumpsters to survive.

2,142,140

HEALTHY MEALS

2.5 Million

POUND OF FOOD

126,584

PEOPLE BENEFITED

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CLOTHING CENTER

Every year, over 20 organizations host clothing drives for the Clothing Center allowing us to provide clothes for every occasion, including business attire for MEND’s job trainees, and children’s clothing for school. All of your kind donations are given to clients at no charge to them.

12,727

PEOPLE
BENEFITED

71,900

DIAPERS
DISTRIBUTED

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FAMILY SUPPORT

In the Fall of 2018, MEND started its first case management program – the Family Support Program (FSP). Our hypothesis was that with intensive 1:1 social work support, guidance and resource connections, families in poverty could reduce their dependence on MEND’s and other safety net services and gain greater stability and independence.

1:1

SERVICES
PROVIDED

22

FAMILIES
ENROLLED

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HOMELESS SERVICES

Our Homeless Care Services supported thousands of homeless men and women in 2020, providing them with the nutrition they needed during a pandemic -  good food to go, fresh change of clothing, hygiene items, pet food and referrals to our partners in housing and mental health.

1,000+

HOMELESS
SUPPORTED

ENGAGE

MANY WAYS YOU CAN HELP

With your support, we’ll continue to rally towards the immediate needs of individuals and families. Your donation will support and increase their access to opportunities.

NEWS & BLOG

MEND named LA Times Best Charity in the San Fernando Valley/Ventura Area

We are so excited to share that MEND has been voted Best Charity in the San Fernando Valley/Ventura area! Thank you…

Letter from Janet: From Struggling to Resilient

IT IS PROBABLY TOO EARLY to close the book on COVID but with vaccinations continuing and some of the restrictions li…

Telemundo: Independence from Hunger

MEND was recently featured on Telemundo to discuss the incredible partnership with Grocery Outlet for the Independenc…

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