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As COVID-19 cases began to spread in late 2020 among the most vulnerable people in San Fernando Valley neighborhoods, MEND sent out its Hope & Care team to offer support, information on COVID-19 testing, prevention, symptoms, and resources, masks and PPE. The team is made up of individuals from the community who are familiar with the neighborhoods that we serve, as well as the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the poorest communities. Our team builds trust with people by meeting them where they are, be it at home or work. The Hope & Care program also helps mitigate and address other COVID impacts including food-insecurity and mental and physical health needs, by offering information on local resources and delivering food, PPE and cleaning supplies to families and individuals in quarantine or sick as a result of COVID-19.
For more information, please call MEND’s Hope and Care line at 818-686-7323.