Meridian Gets $50K Grant from Youngstown Foundation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Meridian HealthCare has received a $50,000 grant from The Youngstown Foundation to update its video recording systems at five of its sites.

The project will improve security at the sites, providing residents and patients with safer environments.

“We are so grateful to the Youngstown Foundation for their continued support of Meridian and the work that we are doing in the community,” said Meridian President and CEO Larry Moliterno in a statement. “All of the improvements we are making increase the safety, comfort level and well-being of our patients and residents, allowing them to focus on their recovery and long-term needs instead of other unnecessary burdens.”

The sites getting the upgrades are Meridian’s South Campus at 550 Chalmers Ave., its Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities program, Women’s Center South, Meridian Manor and Meridian Court.

Meridian has been installing new cameras at the sites in recent years, but needed a more compatible recording system that allows for more additions.

Meridian’s South Campus offers several programs, including inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, primary care, a centering program for pregnant women with Mercy Health and residential services. The building serves from upward of 400 individuals a year. Meridian’s TASC program works together with Mahoning County’s criminal justice system to help criminal offenders with chemical dependency issues, and Meridian’s other housing sites provide permanent supportive housing to unhoused women with children and low-income senior citizens.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.