Meridian Gets $30K for Resident Advancement Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Meridian HealthCare has received $30,000 for its Resident Advancement Program, which provides housing and support services to people in recovery.

The program offers housing at the 40-room Commons at Madison apartment complex, as well as support for personal, educational or employment goals. Also available are case management support, a computer lab and ongoing training sessions.

The award comes from the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, which works across the state to support programs in four areas: education and youth empowerment, health and engagement for seniors, employment for adults and stability for vulnerable populations.

“We are grateful for Ohio Capital’s support of this program for the residents living at the Commons at Madison,” said Meridian HealthCare CEO Larry Moliterno in a statement. “By providing the residents different levels of support, this program will be able to be tailored to meet each resident’s individual needs and advancement goals.”  

Commons at Madison is a partnership of three mental health, substance abuse, housing and social service providers – Meridian HealthCare, Compass Family & Community Services and Help Network of Northeast Ohio. The housing facility allows low-income individuals coping with mental illness, addiction disorder or co-occurring disorders to receive permanent supportive housing.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.