Client Resources

MEND offers food, clothing, medical, eye care, dental, multi-benefit screenings, and education and training services for those in need. If you need help and meet the eligibility requirements below, come to the MEND Center reception area during operating hours for an intake interview.

Please see service hours and guidelines for applicants below:

MEND’s Hours of Operation

MEND is closed Mondays as a cost saving measure.

MEND Center – San Fernando Road:

MEND Reception Desk (San Fernando Building)
(818) 897-2443
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  • Tuesday – Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm;
Distribution and Services Hours:

MEND Education and Training Center (ETC) – Van Nuys Boulevard:

ETC Reception Desk (Van Nuys Building):
(818) 686-7330
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  • Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

*Please note that the client donation for ESL and Spanish Fundamentals is $20 plus $20 – $25 for books. Client donation for the Sewing Program is $10.* 

Terms of Eligibility:

All recipients of MEND services must have household incomes at or below the federal poverty guidelines (state guidelines for food).

Service area for emergency food, clothing distribution, and education and training programs include:

  • Arleta
  • Lake View Terrace
  • Mission Hills
  • North Hills
  • Pacoima
  • San Fernando
  • Sylmar
  • Panorama City
  • Sun Valley

Service area for medical, dental and eye care clinics include:

  • Arleta
  • Lake View Terrace
  • Mission Hills
  • North Hills
  • Pacoima
  • San Fernando
  • Sylmar

For more information please contact MEND reception at (818) 897-2443, or email
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Client Resources

MEND Center Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Food donations accepted until 4:00 pm in the back of the building
  • Clothing donations accepted until 5:00 pm Tuesday to Friday and until 12:00 pm on Saturdays

To receive MEND’s services, clients must provide:

  • Picture ID for each member
  • Proof of current address
  • Proof of income