Merced Lao Family Community, Inc., was established in 1981 as a non-profit organization.
In the early 1980's, a large and unexpected number of Southeast Asian refugee's influx in
the Central Valley of California. The missions of MLFC are to help Asians and refugees in
Merced County to asimulate to mainstream social, cultural, educational, health, economical, employment
and self-sufficiency in America.
"to encourage self-respect and self-sufficiency for all ethnic groups in Merced County;
to maintain pride in cultural histories and to offer positive support and hope for the future
by leading the populace into becoming well-informed, healthy, productive, self-sufficient,
and contributing members of our Central Valley community."
Merced Lao Family Community, Inc. was established to serve the Southeast Asian immigrant
individuals and family groups in Merced County. Through its programs, Merced Lao Family
Community, Inc. strives to assist this unique community in acquiring a balance between
traditional Southeast Asian culture and modern American life.
The primary focus of the Merced Lao Family Community, Inc. is to determine and service all
the special needs of the Southeast Asian people residing in the Central Valley communities,
so as to lead this populace into becoming well-informed, healthy, productive, self-sufficient,
and contributing members of the Central Valley community at large.