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
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.
- 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
Atwater Child Care Providers
Winton Child Care Providers