MEND Poverty

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

Terms of Eligibility:

  • All recipients of MEND services must have household incomes at or below the federal poverty guidelines (state guidelines for food). Also, clients must live in the MEND service area, which include: Pacoima, Arleta, Sylmar, Lake View Terrace, San Fernando, North Hills, and Mission Hills.
  • MEND also serves clients living in Sun Valley and Panorama City who meet the income guidelines  for food and clothing assistance only.