115-121 Belmont, Mendota CA 93640

Not Just Medical Care

The center will house services provided by Marjaree Mason Center, Learn4Life, West Hills Community College, Centro La Familia, and Turning Point of Central California. The project also will include a community garden, outdoor basketball court, developmental playground, and green space.

A construction vehicle stands ready to start work at the AMOR Wellness Center site in Mendota (GV Wire/Jahz Tello)

Jim Yovino, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, told GV Wire that behavioral and mental health services will be provided at the center through a partnership of his office and the Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health. The county schools office is creating 10 hubs and offices at every school site staffed by clinicians over the next four years, he said. The Mendota office will be one of the 10 hubs.

“If patients at the wellness center need behavioral or mental health services, doctors can immediately refer them to our clinicians,” he said.

The Mendota Wellness Center is the first project in the U.S. for AMOR, a nonprofit created to provide resources and services to families of minority culture and heritage.