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


Janet Marinaccio at her desk

MEND Welcomes a new CEO

On behalf of the MEND Board of Directors, we are very excited to introduce Janet Marinaccio, our new President and CEO. Janet is the ideal person to lead MEND as we build upon decades of success providing San Fernando Valley families the tools to lift themselves out of  poverty. Janet joins...

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Client News

“I feel MEND Opened the Door to my Future”

Maria De La Torre always knew she would work in the medical field.  She received her Medical Assistant diploma seven years ago and, while keen to start work in her chosen profession, had to stay home and raise her family. She has three young children and says when she finally felt...

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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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