Mission City Community Network is committed to providing quality healthcare services to those most in need. The mission at Mission City is to provide, advocate and model quality health care and social services for the uninsured and low-income families in the communities of Los Angeles County.
We are governed by a board of directors comprised of professionals, community leaders, and consumers interested in the provision of quality health care. Our physicians, nurses, mid-level providers and allied health care professionals work closely together to ensure that high-quality; comprehensive treatment is available to all our patients.
San Fernando Valley Region
Formerly known as Sepulveda and renamed in 1992, North Hills is one of the oldest communities in the San Fernando Valley. It sits between Northridge, Panorama City, Van Nuys and Granada Hills. The district was originally named for the Sepulveda family, who claim roots that trace back to the founding of Los Angeles. The district even today retains much of its original small-town feel and has an active neighborhood community of residents committed to maintaining that kind of quality of life.
Northridge is a mix of residential living, shopping, business and outdoor recreation. It has its own Hospital Medical Center and a large shopping mall. For more physical pursuits, the Northridge Recreation Center offers up an indoor gymnasium/auditorium, barbeque pits, a lit baseball diamond, lit indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a children’s play area, picnic tables, a lit soccer field and lighted tennis courts. There is also a pool, which is outdoor and heated seasonally. Nearby Dearborn Park also has some similar facilities and at Vanalden Park, you can even find a horseshoe pit, should you crave a game of an old favorite.
The Ronald Reagan Freeway (SR 118) runs right through the middle of the suburban community of Mission Hills. The neighborhood also sits at the north end of snaking and long Sepulveda Blvd, which stretches from the northern starting point, all the way down through the city of Los Angeles. It is bordered by Granada Hills, Sylmar, and Pacoima as well as the City of San Fernando. It is a small and fairly upper-middle class community with a relatively high median income in comparison with other Valley communities.
Panorama City is a neighborhood in the City of Los Angeles, California, within the San Fernando Valley. It has a high population density with a generally young age range. Ethnically, more than half the population was born abroad, a higher percentage than Los Angeles City. Known as the Valley's first planned community following a transition from agriculture to a post-World War II housing boom, it has produced several notable residents. Today it is a mixture of single-family homes and low-rise apartment buildings. Panorama City has three high schools, two recreational centers, a senior center, two hospitals and a Chamber of Commerce.
Pacoima sits between Mission Hills and Arleta and is a district neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, falling under the actual jurisdiction of the City of Los Angeles. The first inhabitants of the area were semi-nomadic Native American tribes and the name Pacoima comes from the language of one of these original settlers. The area maintained its nomadic origins and didn’t settle down into a permanent community until the late 1800’s. The area was predominantly agricultural and provided a bounty of citrus, nuts, beans, wheat and vegetables.
The Californio Sepulveda family, going back to the founding of the Pueblo of Los Angeles, is the source of various Los Angeles place-names, including the post-war community of Sepulveda. Sepulveda Boulevard is the primary north/south street through North Hills, crossing Sepulveda Pass to the south.
In 1992, residents of the western half of Sepulveda, west of the San Diego Freeway, voted to secede from the eastern section in order to form a new community named North Hills. Thereafter the value of properties east of the San Diego Freeway in Sepulveda fell. The City of Los Angeles eventually changed the name of remaining Sepulveda to North Hills also. The city then formed a new sub-neighborhood of "North Hills West" which begins west of the 405 freeway and goes to Bull Creek/Balboa and from Roscoe to Devonshire. The eastern section became the sub-neighborhood of North Hills East.