The mission of the Multi-Ethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies (MECCA) is to ensure the delivery of culturally and linguistically responsive services to traditionally underserved multicultural communities. MECCA is committed to creating a sustainable system of integrated health care delivery and human development amongst its members through education, outreach and advocacy in order to increase access and resources to diverse multicultural communities.
The vision of the Multi-Ethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies (MECCA) is to enhance and improve the quality of life for underserved multicultural communities by being a unified voice advocating to reduce ethnic disproportionalities.
Our Core Values
The Multi-Ethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies believes in:
- Demonstrating the highest ethical standards and integrity in all its efforts and through the
implementation of local services;
- The affirmation of humanity through its view that each individual is a cultural being with unique
qualities and inherent differences;
- The necessity of improving affordable and accessible culturally responsive healthcare and social
services as a right to every person, not only a privilege for some; and The coordination of all
systems of care, both public and private in the delivery of local health and social services.
Ultimately, MECCA was founded in response to the passing of the Mental Health Services Act and its focus on cultural competency and the need to serve underserved cultural communities. Since its inception in 2010, MECCA has been successfully serving the multi-ethnic communities of Orange County with culturally competent services. Most importantly, MECCA has been serving traditionally underserved or hard-to-reach individuals and communities due to the trust and familiarity of its member agencies, some of whom have been serving the community for decades.