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Second Annual Steps to Wellness Luncheon

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Meridian is excited to be hosting the Second Annual Steps to Wellness Luncheon this September 7th, 2017 at the Sweetwater Branch Inn from 11:30am-1:oopm. Last year’s inaugural event sold out in just a few weeks and we have high hopes to do the same this year! If you have not already purchased your tickets, you can do so here: Buy tickets for Steps to Wellness- Second Annual Luncheon This year’s event will kick off our Capital Campaign to expand the Mothers Intensive Supportive Treatment residential program (MIST). MIST is currently a 10-bed, multi-faceted treatment program for substance-using pregnant and postpartum women housed at the Sid Martin Bridge House, located on our Gainesville campus. In the MIST program, infants stay with the mother, allowing for crucial bonding that takes place in the early months of development; while also allowing the mother to receive treatment and remain drug-free during nursing. Women admitted to the program remain in the residential component of the program for 6-12 months; then transition into an intensive 5-day–per week outpatient program. As the program continues to grow, the need for expansion grows as well. In order to complete this expansion and accommodate this need, Meridian has launched the Capital Campaign. The Steps to Wellness luncheon features a breakfast-for-lunch themed menu; as well as a live art auction and a short presentation by a Meridian Client. Meridian has set a campaign goal of $750,000, based on the amount needed to complete the project and add an additional wing on the unit to house mothers and their children (including toddlers and teens.) The MIST program is a highly-effective and unique program, making it the only program of its kind in the State of Florida; and one of the few in the country. With this expansion, the opportunities for success are endless. Join us as we help those in need take their first Steps to Wellness!

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