Our Community Partners

The work we do starts with our Community Partners. These entities and individuals have a problem and a purpose that needed our unqiue form of solutions based approach.

United Way of Merced County impacts the education, health, and financial stability of all our residents by supporting programs and initiatives which promote that focus throughout our community.

In May of 2018, the University of California, Merced and the Merced County Food Bank launched the Bobcat Eats Food Waste Awareness and Prevention Program in an effort to reduce food waste at the food bank and to feed our community. The program worked to set up new food distribution sites in the County and to help the Food Bank implement best practices to reduce food waste.

First 5 Merced County funds a variety of programs that serve children 0-5 years old and their families, such as quality child care and preschool, developmental screening and parenting programs.

The Merced County Office of Education is led by Superintendent Dr. Steve M. Tietjen and provides oversight and support to school districts, students and families. [Mention ACCESS and EED].

United Methodist Church of Merced is a Christian community that seeks:

  • To Know the Love of God
  • To Grow in the Way of Christ
  • To Go Serve God’s World
United Methodist Church of Merced is committed to being a fully inclusive and authentic faith community, without regard to ethnicity, marital status, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental capacity, education or economic status.

Healthy House Within A MATCH Coalition is a cultural and linguistic non-profit organization with a mission to promote the well-being and health of all people in our multi-ethnic community through the provision of education, services, and advocacy which are founded in respect for language, culture, and health equity.

Central California Alliance for Health (the Alliance) is an award-winning regional non-profit health plan. Using the state’s County Organized Health System (COHS) model, we serve members in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Merced counties. The Alliance works in partnership with contracted providers to promote prevention, early detection and effective treatment, and improve access to quality health care for those we serve. The Alliance's work results in the delivery of innovative community-based health care services, better medical outcomes and cost savings.

Central Valley Regional Center’s mission is to help individuals with developmental disabilities, and children at risk, to reach their goals.

CVRC accomplishes this by:
  • Coordinating resources, and collaborating with other agencies to develop the best services for clients and families.
  • Valuing Diversity.
  • Respecting individual rights and choices.
  • Committing to excellence, honesty and cost effectiveness in service delivery.

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation brings people, ideas and infrastructure together to create a collective impact that reduces health inequities across the state, especially within the underserved San Joaquin Valley.  The Center helps communities access proven practices while tapping into their existing resources, knowledge and creativity to identify strategies for a healthier community.

The Mered Lao Family Community, Inc. has served the Southeast Asian Community since 1982. MLFC  provides a broad range of critically needed services in the Merced County area, including, but not limited:

  • Social adjustment services & support
  • Mental health services
  • Health education and advocacy
  • Youth development services
  • Child abuse prevention services
  • Consumer Education
  • Educational services

Southeast Asian-American Professionals Association, SEA-APA, advocates as a unified voice supporting education and cultural preservation for Southeast Asian-Americans.

EPU Children’s Center's mission is to strengthen and empower children and families facing extraordinary medical, developmental, and parenting challenges.

The CA Department of Developmental Services is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.

As part of our FaN Hubs initiative, we partner with local child care providers throughout Merced County including in the cities of Merced, Atwater, and Winton.

Merced Child Care Providers

Ramos Alberta y Raul Family Childcare
By Alberta Ramos
(209) 201-6883
1661 Fir Ave, Atwater, Ca 95301

Donna's Family Daycare
By Donna Marquez
(209) 205-0812
2864 Oleander Ave, Merced, Ca 95340

Sweetie Pie Day Care
By Gabriela Chávez Mercado
1211 H Street, Merced, Ca 95341

Angel's Nest Day Care
By Gilda Green
(209) 631-6400
1125 Mazatlán Plav Ct, Merced, Ca 95348

Family Velasquez Daycare
By Guadalupe Velasquez
(209) 631-2715
1021 W Childs Ave, Merced, Ca 95341

Isabel Family ChildCare
By Isabel Marquez
(209) 658-2469
1120 Hansen Ave, Merced, Ca 95340

Jocelyn Arambula Family Day Care
By Jocelyn Arambula
(209) 947-5570
1134 Monticello Ct, Merced, Ca 95341

Kelly's Infant Newborn & Children
By Kellie Booth
(209) 756-0682
1005 Emory Way, Merced, CA 95341

Laura's Daycare
By Laura P. Linares
(408) 551-9444
3041 Bodie St, Merced, Ca 95341

Leticia's Family Day Care
By Leticia Alvarez
(209) 261-2278
1945 Rogina Ave, Merced, Ca 95341

Arambula Leticia Family Daycare
By Leticia Arambula
(209) 947-4219
2475 Myrtle Ave, Merced, Ca 95340

Lourdes Velasquez Daycare
By Lourdes Velasquez
(209) 386-2927
2900 Oleander Ave, Merced, Ca 95340

Rodriguez Child Care
By Maria D Rodriguez
(209) 777-3274
1125 Neva Ct, Merced, CA 95341

Maria Gonzales
(209) 617-5413
589 Margaret Ct, Merced, Ca 95341

Maria Villanueva Family Daycare
By Maria Villanueva
(209) 445-8848
2139 E 27th St, Merced, Ca 95340

Maria's Daycare
By Maria Gama
(209) 261-3370
1665 Ellen Ave, Merced, Ca 95341

Maria Family Child Care
By Maria Sanchez De Jimenez
(209) 631-3024
2559 E Gerard Ave, Merced, Ca 95341

Martha Carrillo Family Child Care
By Martha Carrillo
(831) 537-6751
575 Margaret Ct, Merced, Ca 95341

Mercedes Family Day Care
By Mercedes Rodriguez
(209) 947-7749
529 Q Street, Merced, Ca 95341

Mrs. Sue's Daycare
By Mrs. Sue
(209) 723-6838
2499 Gerard Ave, Merced, Ca 95341

Monticello Day Care
By Nina Boyer
(831) 444-5425
1063 Monticello Ct, Merced, Ca 95341

Atwater Child Care Providers

Chávez Day Care
By Elia Chávez 
(209) 617-1955
1894 Brentwood Ct, Atwater, Ca 95301

Herminia Kirk's Family Daycare
By Herminia Kirk
(209) 455-0706
574 Martha Ct, Atwater, Ca 95301

Winton Child Care Providers

Maria Elena Flores Veloz
(209) 63 1-9127
6716 Hastings Dr, Winton, Ca 95388

Inacio Day Care
By María S Inacio
6975 Arlene Dr, Winton, Ca 95388