Mending poverty-stricken women of the San Fernando Valley

MEND, a multi-service nonprofit located in Pacoima, offers a free women’s clinic twice a month for those in low-income cities in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles.

Women's Clinic at MEND/ Photo by: Virginia Isaad

By VIRGINIA ISAAD
EL NUEVO SOL——SALUD

Nestled in the heart of Pacoima, amid auto shops and taquerias (taco shops in Spanish) is the San Fernando Valley’s sole multi-service non-profit center, Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND). Services range from educational to medical for residents of neighboring cities including Arleta, Sylmar, Lake View Terrace, San Fernando, North Hills, and Mission Hills.

Ed and Carolyn Rose along with three parishes located in Pacoima and North Hills began collecting clothing and furniture for the poverty stricken in the area. Initially working out of their garage, it officially became a non-profit organization in 1971.“We are the only agency that has so many unique services under one roof,” said Carolyn Rose.

[audio:http://www.elnuevosol.net/wp-content/uploads/CRoseMENDpart1.mp3|titles=Carolyn Rose talks about the history of MEND ] Click to hear Carolyn Rose talk about the history of MEND

Norma Ortiz, Intake Department Coordinator, said, “MEND helps 30,000 families a month, making sure they have a meal everyday and obviously clothing.”

See the full story at El Nuevo Sol: El Nuevo Sol.

Publicado el agosto 15, 2012 en Audio, Medicina social, Nutrición /Nutrition, Salud / Health, Salud y educación, Salud y medio ambiente y etiquetado en , , , , , , . Guarda el enlace permanente. Deja un comentario.

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