Home Visiting and Referral Services

Since MEND was founded in 1971, home visitation has been a cornerstone of its operations.  In this program, trained MEND volunteers meet with families, assess their household situation, and refer them to appropriate MEND programs or community agencies.  The emphasis of these visits is to personalize MEND’s services and to provide additional help to families with critical needs.

  • Information and referral services are provided at the MEND Center on weekdays. Volunteers help clients complete application forms or other paperwork, make phone calls, or write letters; refer them as needed to other organizations; or just lend a listening ear.

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Volunteers are always needed to conduct home visits and provide support from the MEND office by making referrals for clients and serving as advocates.

Information and Referral Partners

MEND Information and Referral is grateful for the assistance of its lead partners, DPSSLA Regional Foodbank CAA (Cal/Fresh), and International Institute of Los Angeles.