The Meridian Passport

H E L L O F R I E N D S O F M E R I D I A N As you read these pages, please know you are on the cusp of “Making a World of Difference” for our Maternal Treatment Program (MTP). Our theme “Oh the Places You’ll Go” focuses on the places a baby can go…if born free from drugs. That’s exactly what our MTP has been doing for the last two years…working with partners in our community, and providing medical/behavioral treatment to pregnant moms so they can deliver healthy babies. And it’s working! Over 80 women have been served in the program and 21 babies have been born, none of them experiencing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. What this means is that these babies don’t begin their lives as addicts. They begin their lives as beautiful children with the same potential as any other baby. And that’s the way it should be. Enjoy previewing the trips Meridian has secured so that you can see the places you may be going, knowing that your donations are “Making a World of Difference” in creating a healthier community. Rialzo X promises to be a great celebration for a great cause….because of you! With heartfelt gratitude, Hank A. Milius President/CEO 3