About Us

Meridian HealthCare is a non-profit 501(c)(3), Joint Commission accredited, integrated behavioral and primary healthcare organization with over 45 years of high-quality service delivery in the Mahoning Valley.

Since 1972, 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 care, mental health, 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.

Meridian’s History

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 Care Division begins
2014 Acquired TASC (Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities)
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 The Joint Commission.


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Funding Sources

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

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Meridian Leadership

In depth bios of our team.

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Meridian’s 2018 Annual Report

Meridian’s Annual Report for FY 2018

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