N&N: Monarch to provide services, manage homes for people with disabilities in Johnston County
Agency to assume services formerly provided by Johnston County Group Homes on Aug. 19
Monarch officials recently announced the agency is expanding its services and will soon manage and operate several existing group homes in Johnston County.
Monarch currently provides services and support statewide to thousands of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse challenges. The Albemarle-based agency was asked by The Arc of North Carolina’s Housing Development Services, Johnston County Mental Health Center and Alliance Managed Care Organization (MCO) to assume management of three homes located in Smithfield, Four Oaks and Pine Level. Monarch will provide support to the approximately 15 residents with intellectual and development disabilities – and families – of those homes.
“We are thrilled and grateful Monarch was selected to provide an expansion of services to Johnston County,” said Dr. Peggy Terhune, Monarch’s chief executive officer. “The opportunity to assume these homes and provide support to the residents and families in this county allows our organization to fulfill the mission to expand quality services and provide more access to care to people who need our services. I look forward with confidence as we continue our commitment to support people living with mental illness, substance abuse and intellectual and developmental disabilities."
Monarch will assume services and management of the homes from Johnston County Group Homes (JCGH) on Monday, Aug. 19. Melissa Hall, a regional director at Monarch, will oversee the agency’s operations in Johnston County. Terhune and Hall said people who received services from JCGH will not experience a disruption of services and the homes will remain in the existing locations.
“We are excited about the opportunity to serve the individuals in this area,” Hall said. “We have met the families, guardians, staff and individuals. We are optimistic about developing positive relationships, helping people reach their dreams and welcoming them into the Monarch family.”
Established in 1958, Monarch provides support statewide to thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse challenges from more than 50 North Carolina counties. The agency is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) and is CABHA certified. Monarch, which operates The Arc of Stanly County, is an affiliate chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. To learn more about how Monarch is “Helping Dreams Take Flight” for people living in our communities, please call (800) 230-7525 or visit www.MonarchNC.org.