Author: Joy Riddle


Meridian’s Children’s Summer Program Provides Crucial Services

The 2020 Summer Program was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic The Children’s Summer Program features group and individual treatment designed to teach children skills for success, such as how to understand and manage their emotions, interacting appropriately with others, and problem-solving. The program also incorporates games, group activities, and field trips to practice these …

Meridian Awarded Implementation and Expansion Grant for Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Program in Levy County

Meridian was awarded an initial planning grant for this program in 2018 Gainesville, Fla. – Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. has been awarded a $450,000 grant over three years from the Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant (CJMHSAG) for program implementation and expansion in Levy County. After initially receiving a planning grant in …

Meridian has received a $4 million Federal Grant that designates us as a Certified Community Behavioral Healthcare Center (CCBHC)

This grant recognizes and supports the critical need for comprehensive and coordinated healthcare for those effected by mental health and substance use disorders. For Immediate Release Gainesville, Fla. – Meridian Behavioral Healthcare has been awarded a $4 million grant over two years from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to expand and …

LifeStream Behavioral Center, Inc. Receives $600,000 Grant from the Live Well Foundation of South Lake to Fund the Startup of a Youth Recovery Care Center in Clermont

PUBLIC NEWS RELEASE FOR JULY 8, 2021 Established in 2019, the Live Well Foundation of South Lake is dedicated to enhancing the health and wellness of the South Lake community. They are dedicated to attracting and funding much needed healthcare and healthy lifestyle programs to serve the areas residents. LifeStream, a leading Central Florida-based Community …

Meridian Healthcare and GPD program helps mentally ill residents stay out of jail system

By Camille SyedPublished: Apr. 13, 2021 at 6:30 PM UTC GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – Hundreds of residents battling mental illness or substance abuse have received treatment and advice from officers, instead of jail time, thanks to the Gainesville Police Department(GPD) and Meridian Healthcare co-respondents program. Corporal Shelley Postle has been working with the team since …

Co-responder program leads to fewer arrests and more treatment for mental health

by Taniqua PennixFriday, April 9th 2021 Gainesville, Fla — Meridian’s Co-Responder program is a partnership between law enforcement and mental health specialists. The Vice President of Meridian Healthcare’s Diversion and Recovery services, Jeremiah Alberico, said the program began in 2018 with the Gainesville Police Department and expanded their outreach to Alachua County in 2020. A …

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