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Providing Homes

Meridian’s outreach and prevention efforts seek to meet people where they are by identifying those in the community needing treatment and to engage them in appropriate services in order to prevent deterioration or the need for more intensive care. New Horizons Properties partners with Meridian to offer housing specifically for individuals who are regarded as Chronically Mentally Ill (CMI). Housing and Urban Development (HUD), defines CMI as “as person who has a severe and persistent mental or emotional impairment that substantially limits his or her ability to live independently, and whose impairment could be substantially improved by more suitable housing conditions.”

Application for a Home

Verification is required in order to determine if an applicant meets the definition of “Chronically Mentally Ill,” however, the inquiry shall be made only to the nature or extent of the disability. No specific diagnosis will be elicited. Qualifications may vary by program. Contact a housing coordinator a (352) 374-5600, ext. 8286, to learn about options specific to your situation.

New Horizon Properties Apartments:

Sunset and Satellite Apartments are residential apartments consisting of a total of 20 one-bedroom units. CHOICE Apartments is a 16-unit apartment complex that is designed for occupancy by 24 people total. Learn more about the New Horizon Properties.

Joyce House

Joyce House is an eight-unit group home for women with emotional disabilities who need and/or prefer a long-term supportive environment in an Immediate Care Facility. Learn more about the Joyce House.

Transitions House

Transitions House is a 15-bed group home for persons with emotional disabilities, offering transitional housing for those whose disability results in conduct or behavior that may put their tendency at risk in housing arrangements with a lesser degree of clinical support. Learn more about the Transitions House.

The Lodge at Meridian

The Lodge is adjacent to Meridian’s main campus in Gainesville providing temporary housing for Meridian patients who are currently receiving Partial Hospital or Intensive Outpatient services and lack a safe and stable place to stay during treatment. Learn more about the Lodge.

Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare owns five (5) rental homes that were purchased using Neighborhood Stabilization program funds to provide affordable housing opportunities for Very Low Income persons and/or households. Learn more about the NSP.

Meridian-Owned Rentals


24/7 Crisis Line

Local (North Central Florida):
(352) 374-5600
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Toll Free:
1 (800) 330-5615