MECCA Services specialize in accessing and serving underserved or hard-to-reach individuals and communities and, as a collaborative, MECCA relies on the credibility and strength of its member agencies who have been serving communities across the county for decades. The power of the collaborative is evidenced by the ability to reach underserved populations on a scale that has never been done before.


Drawing Out Stigma

MECCA recognizes that the biggest barrier to accessing mental health services is the stigma associated with mental illness as well as the feelings of fear, shame or embarrassment that a person can have regardless of age, race, gender, religion or income.  MECCA is committed to Drawing Out Stigma by using the arts, film and now through intensive writing workshops to create a positive process for wellbeing in our communities by drawing out people’s experiences through poetry, memoir, and short stories of those who have experienced mental health challenges. 

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Early Intervention Services For Older Adults (EISOA)

MECCA’s Early Intervention Services for Older Adults Program targets adults 60 years of age and older who are experiencing the early onset of mental health conditions or those who are at an increased risk of developing mental health conditions. The program reaches out to unserved or under-served older adults who are isolated due to social, cultural and linguistic barriers. The program provides services at no cost.


Parent Support Program

MECCA’s Parent Support Program for multicultural communities is dedicated to increasing access to information about services available through the Regional Center of Orange County and community organizations. MECCA hopes to empower parents to become active, knowledgable advocates for their children and increase access to services to have children reach their full potential. The Parent Support Program also provides information about developmental screenings and educational trainings that meet the cultural and linguistic needs of diverse families.

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community outreach

MECCA successfully provides culturally and linguistically competent outreach services focused on a variety of health equity programs including, Substance Abuse Prevention, Mental Health, Physical Health, and Stigma Reduction

Working together MECCA’s member agencies are able to reach Orange County’s ethnic populations in Vietnamese, Spanish, Khmer, Korean, Arabic, and Farsi.


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