Monarch is a nonprofit organization that supports thousands of people in North Carolina with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders.
The agency provides services and supports to people of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds. We do not make decisions for the people we support. Monarch professionals, like our behavioral health services counselors and direct support professionals, will work with individuals to discover their interests and help them to identify their place in the community where they live.
Botanical artists have provided education outreach through projects specially designed to connect people of all ages and ability levels with plants and botanical art. The first project was designed for adults with disabilities attending the Monarch Beach Club, a day program operated statewide by Monarch.
The program teamed up with an art therapist and local artists and designed a project to broaden the Monarch club participates' appreciation of the ways trees and flowers enrich our lives.
A group of people supported by Monarch’s Vocational Options of Hoke County, joined forces to help the city produce its most recent newsletter. In the process, it gave the people supported with disabilities a chance to be more active and connect with others, said Bruce Hurst, a community engagement team leader at Monarch.