About UV Mend
About UV Mend
MEND engages our community in transforming lives through actions based in faith, hope and love.
MEND is an acronym for Meeting Each Need with Dignity. We are an independent human service organization dedicated to meeting the basic health, housing and hunger needs of residents and transients in the Upper Wenatchee Valley. Our goal is to meet these basic needs in a way that respects the integrity and dignity of each person.
Upper Valley MEND was started as a food bank in 1983, and has since grown to meet the needs of the community. We now have five distinct programs for those who live or travel through our service area, which covers the area of the Cascade School District. The service area covers from Stevens Pass down to the towns of Peshastin and Dryden, and from Blewett Pass to the community of Plain. The town of Leavenworth, a Bavarian-themed town on the eastern edge of the Cascade Mountains with 2,500 residents, is the central hub for all of our services.
-The Community Cupboard is a food bank, thrift store and emergency assistance program.
-SHARE Community Land Trust is an affordable homeownership program that currently stewards 20 homes, with 30 more in the construction pipeline.
-Cornerstone Community is a home for six adults with developmental disabilities.
-The Upper Valley Free Clinic is a weekly free medical clinic and monthly free dental clinic housed at Cascade Medical Center.
-Jubilee Global Gifts is a fair trade retail store in downtown Leavenworth, whose proceeds support the other four MEND programs.