RVIHC Wellness Center


Our vision for Round Valley is a safe, productive and positive environment that promotes health, well-being and positive relationships within families, which can then extend to relationships with the community at large.

As a newly established program the RVIHC Wellness Center strives to provide resource and referral services to the community. As we grow and become more involved in the Round Valley community, we will partner with local individuals and organizations in order to facilitate and provide new innovative ways to meet the needs of our local families. We are excited about future opportunities to become a part of the daily life of our community, bringing people together in ways that strengthen individuals, families and the community at large.

Services and Community Partners

At the Wellness Center it is our goal to connect families to the resources and referral services that fit their unique needs. We find the community organization that provides services and connect them with families.  In an effort to serve as many people as possible, we work in conjunction with other organizations in the Round Valley community that are offering valuable services to families.

Native Connections

An American Indian/Alaska Native grant designed to prevent & reduce suicidal behaviors, substance abuse and to promote mental health. Ages 10-24.

FIRST 5 Mendocino

FIRST 5 Mendocino provides and supports programs that facilitate the healthy development of children ages 0-5. The Imagination Library, Text4Baby, Control Your Remote and BreastStart are among some of programs created to promote the well-being of the children here in Mendocino County. The RVFRC is dedicated to helping families connect with and utilize the various programs and opportunities FIRST 5 has to offer. 

Fatherhood is Sacred and Motherhood is Sacred

Fatherhood Is Sacred and Motherhood is Sacred weekly group meetings.  Family is the oldest and most important institution in society and is at the heart of the Native American cultures. There is nothing more traditional than Fatherhood and Motherhood. Come and learn more about this important tradition. These groups have a fluid entry and are open to all members of our community. You can start attending at anytime, it’s not too late! Contact FRC at (707) 983-6262 for more information.

Raise and Shine Positive Parenting Workshops

These free workshops are for parents, caregivers, and child care providers. Each workshop will focus on positive solutions for common child behavior issues.  Please call Terri Davis at (707) 462-1233 or visit raiseandshine.org for more information.  Workshop dates are listed here on our calendar.

The Mendocino Diaper Depot

The Mendocino Diaper Depot provides diapers for those in emergency situations.  The Round Valley Family Resource Center is the Diaper Depot pick-up location for those with emergency diaper needs in Round Valley.

211 Mendocino

The RVFRC works with 211 Mendocino, a local online directory of resources.  Visit 211Mendocino.org for additional services found throughout Mendocino County

Round Valley Family Resource Center (RVFRC)

Round Valley Family Resource Center (RVFRC) is a program of the Round Valley Indian Health Center. We desire to connect families in Round Valley with existing community service providers and resources that promote the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our families. We believe that families are an essential part of Round Valley.  When all families have access to a comprehensive variety of resources and services that promote health and well-being, the entire community will benefit.

            Mendocino County Health & Human Services Agency

            Social Services of Mendocino County (Ukiah office) provides application assistance for

            CalFresh/Medi-cal/Covered Ca. once a month at the RVIHC Wellness Center, they also

            work with FIRST 5 MENDOCINO to provide free food distribution to local residents. Please

            call 707-983-6262 for dates and times.


Our Funders

FIRST 5 Mendocino works throughout Mendocino County to provide funds and resources to community organizations that support the health and well-being children ages 0-5. FIRST 5 provides the funding necessary for the RVFRC to open its doors and offer services to the community and is committed to making a difference in Round Valley through Raise and Shine parenting classes and other efforts. We appreciate them and thank them for their generous support!


The RVFRC welcomes ideas and contributions. We strive to meet the community wherever it has the most need, but we cannot do that alone. Anyone willing to volunteer and share their ideas, talents and time with the Family Resource Center is welcome and appreciated!

Contact Us

Joel Merrifield Sr., FRC Coordinator


(707) 983-6262

RVIHC Wellness Center

76471 Henderson Lane

Covelo, CA 95428