Inside MEND

MEND Meets Guide Dogs of America

Guide Dogs at MEND Center

For their latest video, the Greatest MEND Podcast team interview Guide Dogs of America (GDA) trainer Lexie Drefuss, along with...

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Serving her community – An AmeriCorps VISTA story

Jackey Arriaga

Jackey Arriaga describes herself as having “a heart for serving and volunteering.” After graduating from UCLA with a degree in...

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Kristie Luna – MEND’s Work Readiness VISTA


Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Kristie Luna graduated from Sacramento State with a Bachelor's degree in International...

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Music fun at MEND’s Summer Youth Program


Four children sit or wiggle on brightly colored chairs while their volunteer music teacher, Amber Frias, talks about songs for...

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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...

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