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 is closed Mondays as a cost saving measure.
MEND Reception Desk (San Fernando Building)
ETC Reception Desk (Van Nuys Building):
*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.*
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:
Service area for medical, dental and eye care clinics include:
For more information please contact MEND reception at (818) 897-2443, or email
MEND Center Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
To receive MEND’s services, clients must provide: