MEET EACH NEED WITH DIGNITY

MEND- Meet Each Need with Dignity offers a range of comprehensive services delivered with dignity and respect by exceptionally dedicated staff and “army” of volunteers. For 48 years, MEND has opened its doors to the most vulnerable members of our community and over the years we have become one of the most comprehensive and empowering poverty relief agencies in Los Angeles County.

STORIES OF HOPE

OUR PROGRAMS

MEND serves the poorest families & individuals in the San Fernando Valley; meeting their most immediate basic needs and helping them build resources and skills to address and overcome long-term poverty.

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EMERGENCY FOODBANK

MEND’s Foodbank has long been a point of entry for a majority of clients. Clients utilizing the food bank include families struggling to make ends meet, and people who are homeless who—because of few options—sometimes rely on foraging from dumpsters to survive.

2,279,958

HEALTHY MEALS

2.7 Million

POUND OF FOOD

200,000

PEOPLE BENEFITED

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CLOTHING CENTER

The Clothing Center continues to meet the needs of severely low-income families and individuals experiencing homelessness, by providing them with essentials such as clothing, shoes, diapers and toiletries.

23,000

PEOPLE
BENEFITED

Over 20

CLOTHING
DRIVES

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FAMILY SUPPORT

In the Fall of 2018, MEND started its first case management program – the Family Support Program (FSP). Our hypothesis was that with intensive 1:1 social work support, guidance and resource connections, families in poverty could reduce their dependence on MEND’s and other safety net services and gain greater stability and independence.

1:1

SERVICES
PROVIDED

20-40

FAMILIES PER
YEAR

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HOMELESS CARE SERVICES

Our Homeless Care Services supported 1,931 unduplicated homeless men and women in 2019, serving them a hot meal and providing them with food-to-go, fresh change of clothing, hygiene items and referrals to our partners in housing and mental health.

1,931

HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS 
SUPPORTED

ENGAGE

MANY WAYS YOU CAN HELP

With your support, we’ll continue to rally towards the immediate needs of individuals and families. Your donation will support and increase their access to opportunities.

NEWS & BLOG

Giving Tuesday 2020

Donate here: mendpoverty.org/Donate

Letter from Janet

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