Meridian Health Services provides care for adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses. Because individuals with these illnesses typically have a variety of needs, Meridian Health Services has developed a coordinated and thorough system of treatment, outreach, case management, and residential and vocational services that is tailored to the individual. Individuals become more independent and self-reliant through individual and group treatment sessions, self-directed activities, classes, and peer discussions.
Meridian operates a spectrum of programs which can offer a place to live and the level of help and support needed.
Meridian Health Services operates six residential facilities in East Central Indiana. Each one is a supported group living facility for individuals diagnosed with a mental illness. Residents receive 24 hour care.
Meridian provides 24 hour care through the Sub-Acute Program, which does not involve a residential facility.
Specialized Community Intervention Team (SCIT)
For individuals who need daily contact, Meridian Health Services operates a Specialized Community Intervention Team (SCIT) in which case managers assist clients 7 days a week. SCIT is a team-based approach to providing services to people with severe mental illness. Each Meridian Health Services’ SCIT team includes a psychiatrist, a nurse who specializes in severe mental illness, substance abuse specialist, vocational specialist, and a clinical social worker. This team approach is an effective way to provide community-based services for adults with severe mental illness.
Independent Living Support
For those who need less contact, Meridian Health Services offers assistance which supports independence to people who live in apartments.
Permanent Support Housing
Permanent Supportive Housing is a program funded through HUD and IHCDA that is designed to provide rental subsidies and support services to individuals who are experiencing homelessness and have a qualifying disability.
HMIS Policies and Standard Operating Procedures are located at:
HMIS Notice of Privacy Practices 2014
Indiana Housing Community Development Authority Website