Meridian HealthCare Receives $50,000 in Funding from The Youngstown Foundation for New Video Recording System

The Youngstown Foundation has awarded $50,000 in funding to Meridian HealthCare that will help cover the cost to update Meridian’s video recording system at multiple locations. This project will increase security and provide a safe environment for the residents and patients.

Meridian’s largest housing facility, Meridian’s South Campus, located at 550 Chalmers Ave in Youngstown, is one site that will benefit from this funding, along with Meridian’s TASC (Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities) program and three other housing sites – Meridian’s Women’s Center South, Meridian Manor, and Meridian Court. Over the last few years, Meridian has been installing new cameras at these sites but needed a video recording system that was more compatible and allowed for future growth.

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

Meridian’s South Campus offers several different programs to people in the community including inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, primary care, a centering program for pregnant women with Mercy Health, and residential services. The building serves between 300-400 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 homeless women with children and low-income senior citizens.

The Youngstown Foundation is the fourth-oldest community foundation in the country. It is a locally administered, not-for-profit 501(C)(3) organization awarding about $6 million in grants annually. The Foundation’s mission is to provide financial assistance to charitable, scientific and educational institutions that promote the mental, moral, and physical well-being of the inhabitants of the City of Youngstown and vicinity.