By David Meade
Representatives of Meridian Behavioral Health Systems recently met with members of Williamston Town Council to explain their plans for the old Williamston hospital building on Williams Street. Workers have been in the process of a $2 million renovation of the facility which will serve as a residential group home for ages from 6 to 21.
Renovations for the project are expected to be completed in July and licensing for the facility approved by August, according to Joshua Smith, Director of Special Projects and Operations for Meridian. Meridian operates a similar facility in Myrtle Beach which serves children from across the state. They also have locations in New Orleans, Nashville and Norman Oklahoma.
The Williamston location will primarily serve the upstate area, allowing those housed in it to be closer to family, friends and services, Smith said.