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The Lodge Ribbon Cutting January 12th, 2018

Posted on December 14, 2017 by


Meridian is pleased to share we have completed all renovations to The Lodge and will be holding a Ribbon Cutting on Friday, January 12th, 2018. In September 2016, Meridian kicked off a $221,000 campaign to complete the renovation of 13 rooms at The Lodge. The Lodge provides temporary housing and a place to rest safely […]

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Meridian to Hold a Trauma Informed Care Training

Posted on December 12, 2017 by


Meridian will be holding a Trauma Informed Care training, How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses, January 9th, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Thomas Coward Auditorium at the Alachua County Health Department. This highly interactive training is specifically tailored to Forensic professionals including, but not limited to, Criminal Justice Professionals, […]

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Meridian Celebrates Successful #GivingTuesday

Posted on November 29, 2017 by


We are thrilled to announce Meridian received a grand total of $2,600 in donations on #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday is a day of global fundraising that takes place each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving! Non-profits from around the world raise funds to further their programs, services, and facilities. Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. participates each year and […]

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Alachua County Awarded Justice Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant

Posted on November 9, 2017 by


On September 21st, Alachua County was awarded a Justice Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant that will provide $152,435 in funding over the course of two years. The JMHCP Grant will support a countywide effort to reduce the prevalence of individuals with mental health issues in the Alachua County Jail. Instead, these individuals will receive the […]

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CEO Maggie Labarta, Ph.D. Responds to Opioid Crisis

Posted on November 6, 2017 by


It is no secret our nation is facing a serious crisis regarding the use of Opioids. Recent statistics show the repercussions and treatment of Opioid use generates an annual economic burden of over 78 billion dollars. In 2013, an even more alarming statistic ranked Florida as the state with the 11th highest drug overdose mortality […]

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Coping with Loss – A Response to the Las Vegas Tragedy

Posted on October 11, 2017 by


Loss – “The state or feeling of grief when deprived of someone or something of value”.  This is how our English dictionary defines loss.  We each have our own definition of what loss means to us, but especially after the tragedy that our nation experienced in Las Vegas last week, this loss resounded throughout the […]

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Meridian Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Baker County

Posted on October 4, 2017 by


­­Meridian is eager to share that in collaboration with the Baker County Chamber of Commerce, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Friday, September 29th as the doors of the brand-new facility in Macclenny, FL were opened. The ceremony included a few remarks from CEO, Dr. Maggie Labarta and Program Manager, Tracie Sides; cutting of […]

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Meridian Celebrates National Recovery Month

Posted on October 2, 2017 by


This September Meridian celebrated National Recovery Month with multiple exciting events and activities. National Recovery Month is an annual observance held each September in an effort to educate Americans on the importance of providing substance use treatment and mental health services to those in need. Recovery Wall To kick the month off, a team of […]

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2017 Steps to Wellness Luncheon- Update

Posted on September 22, 2017 by


­­ Meridian  is pleased to announce we raised $51,140, Thursday September 7th at the Second Annual Steps to Wellness Luncheon. This event launched a $750,000 fundraising campaign to expand the residential accommodations within the Mother’s Intensive Supportive Treatment Program (MIST). MIST is currently a 10-bed, multi-faceted treatment program for substance-using pregnant and postpartum women housed […]

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Closure Update 9.13.17

Posted on September 13, 2017 by


UPDATE: As of tomorrow September 14th the following locations will be open for normal operating hours: Gainesville, Lake City, Jasper, Bronson, Lake Butler, MacClenny and Starke Trenton and Live Oak will remain closed until further notice.      

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