MEND Poverty

10641 N, 10641 San Fernando Rd, Pacoima, Ca 91331
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Our mission To meet the immediate needs of individuals and families and increase their access to opportunities that strengthen their capacity to thrive.

MEND Poverty

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Ways to help

Short Term

Short Term Volunteers participate in special events, or plan a shorter-term commitment of less than 3 months in any MEND department. Orientation is not required. *Minors 13-17 years old need to be accompanied by an adult to volunteer.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends


Group Volunteers participate in special events, or plan a shorter-term commitment in any MEND department. Orientation is not required.
  • One-time, Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Long Term

Long-Term Volunteers are committing to a minimum of 3 hours per week and planning to volunteer for a period longer than 3 months. Since these positions often require in-depth training and/or professional certifications, attending orientation is required. Teens ages 16 and older may volunteer on their own.
  • Weekly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends
How you help MEND cannot be all things to all people, but with your help, we can continue to be a place where those who fall through the social safety net can find help.
About us A majority of the individuals and families who come to MEND live in extreme poverty – some in unconverted garages, uninhabitable spaces, or vehicles. Still others live in apartments with multiple other families – one family per bedroom. Some are able to secure transitional housing or stay in a shelter, still others are completely unsheltered. MEND’s programs and services help meet the immediate crisis needs of people, and support them in developing connections, skills and resources to address and overcome long-term challenges that have kept them from thriving. Core services are provided by the Foodbank, Homeless Care Services and Here We Thrive.
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