Meet Each Need with Dignity

Field of Interest: 
Emergency Assistance for Basic Needs
Program Name: 
Medical Prescriptions
Grant Type: 
General Community
Organization Description: 

Founded in 1971, Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND) is the largest poverty agency serving tens of thousands of the neediest children and families of the San Fernando Valley per month.  Primarily volunteer-driven, it provides emergency food, clothing, health care, job skills training and placement and other services. 

Grant Purpose: 

The Medical Prescriptions program provides free prescription medication for uninsured, low-income families living in the Northeast San Fernando Valley.

In 2009 alone, demand at our medical clinic was up 25 percent. The grant from The Foundation will make a difference in helping to reimburse prescription medication expenses, which is one of our biggest needs.

Marianne Haver Hill
President and CEO, MEND