YOUNGSTOWN — Meridian HealthCare recently received $30,000 from Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, through its Carol Mount Peterson Resident Development Fund, to help support Meridian’s Resident Advancement Program.
OCCH works with its partners throughout the state to serve and improve residents’ lives in four areas: education and empowerment for youths; health and engagement for seniors; employment advancement for adults; and stability for the most vulnerable residents.
Meridian’s Resident Advancement Program will focus on the residents living at Commons at Madison, 741 Madison Ave., a two-story apartment complex with 40 one-bedroom, permanent housing units.
The program will assist residents in reaching their personal, educational or employment goals. The program will meet the residents’ basic needs, provide a computer lab, offer case management support and organize ongoing training and educational classes.
“We are grateful for Ohio Capital’s support of this program for the residents living at the Commons at Madison,” Larry Moliterno, Meridian’s CEO, said in a news release. “By providing the residents different levels of support, this program will be able to be tailored to meet each resident’s individual needs and advancement goals.”
Commons at Madison is a partnership of three mental health, substance abuse, housing and social service providers: Meridian HealthCare, COMPASS Family & Community Services and Help Network of Northeast Ohio.