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Monarch to Partner with Cardinal Innovations for Youth Crisis Services in Mecklenburg County

8-Cardinal-New-Beh-Health-CenterAs part of its Crisis Solutions Initiative, the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (DMH/DD/SAS) has awarded Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions with grant funding for a new Child and Adolescent Facility-Based Crisis Service to be based in Mecklenburg County.

Cardinal Innovations’ Mecklenburg Community Operations Center and Monarch developed a proposal with other children’s advocates and stakeholders to address the unmet crisis needs of children and youth in Mecklenburg County. Cardinal Innovations is a managed care organization servingr more than 2.4 million people in 16 counties.

“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to partner with Cardinal Innovations and others to develop North Carolina’s first child-adolescent Facility-Based Crisis program," said Monarch’s Chief Clinical Officer Daniel Brown, MSW, LCSW. "This innovative 16-bed facility will serve as a diversion point for children and adolescents away from emergency departments and inpatient hospitalization and is a critical addition to the system of care in Mecklenburg County. This partnership is an example of the way a community can work together to provide the necessary care for individuals with very complex needs.”

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