Meridian HealthCare is a non-profit 501(c)(3), CARF accredited, integrated behavioral and primary healthcare organization with over 45 years of high-quality service delivery in the Mahoning Valley.
Since 1974, Meridian’s mission has been to eliminate addiction by working with individuals and their families through recognition, prevention, consultation, healthcare, communication, support, and treatment in a manner that is person-centered and respects the dignity of every person.
As an organization, it is our responsibility to treat anyone who needs treatment and recognize that additional support and family services are critical to an individual’s recovery. We offer a comprehensive approach to addiction that includes prevention, treatment, recovery support, housing, primary healthcare, criminal justice services and much more.
The Donofrio Recovery Centers
In 2007, Meridian agreed to assume the operation of the Donofrio Recovery Centers, which were started by Judge Joseph Donofrio in the late 1960s. We are very proud to be able to continue the Centers’ 45-year legacy of helping restore the lives of thousands of men, women, and children affected by drug and alcohol addiction.
|1974||Founded as the Mahoning County Drug Programs offering Medication-Assisted Treatment|
|1980||Expanded services to include outpatient counseling, HIV/AIDS programs, and prevention education (PANDA)|
|1989||Started Worklife division, offering drug testing and physicals|
|1991||Started first supportive housing program for the homeless|
|1997||Started first Dual-Disorder Treatment program in Ohio|
|2001||Started the Adolescent Residential Treatment program|
|2004||Expanded services for gambling treatment|
|2007||Expanded services to offer residential treatment for adults|
|2007||Assumed all programming from Addiction Program of Mahoning County, including Donofrio Men’s and Women’s Centers|
|2008||Veterans Center opens|
|2009||Expanded MAT, offering Suboxone Therapy|
|2012||Expanded Services to include Short Term Counseling and Family Programming|
|2012||The Main Campus building expansion|
|2013||Operation of Primary Healthcare Division begins|
|2014||Acquired TASC, Inc.|
|2015||Meridian expands to include Boardman Campus (Administrative Offices)|
|2016||Expansion of Meridian’s MAT program and primary care to new site located in Warren, OH|
|2017||The Commons at Madison open which is a partnership between Meridian, COMPASS, and Help Network|
|2019||Meridian opens a new location in Howland in February for Family Medicine and Behavioral Healthcare|
Accreditation and Licensure
Programs and services at Meridian are accredited by CARF International.
Meridian is licensed by:
Programs and services provided by Meridian HealthCare are made possible through the generous support of many others, including:
- Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
- Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board
- Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board
- US Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Ohio Department of Development
- Ohio Capital Corporation For Housing
- City of Youngstown
- Ohio Lottery Commission
- Ohio Department of Health
- Private Foundations
- Individual Donors
Board of Directors
See a list of our Officers and Members
In depth bios of our team.
Meridian’s 2018 Annual Report
Meridian’s Annual Report for FY 2018