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.
Sunset and Satellite Apartments are a set of buildings consisting of (20) 1-Bedroom units
CHOICE Apartments is a 16-unit complex that is designed for occupancy by 24 people, total. There are (4) 1-Bedroom units; 8 double-occupancy 2-Bedroom units; and, (4) 2-Bedroom family units.
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 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.