Monarch Chosen to Operate New Wake County Crisis Facility
Monarch was selected by Alliance Behavioral Healthcare to open and operate a Facility-Based Crisis program in Wake County. Alliance has an ongoing commitment to strengthening its crisis continuum in Wake County and implementing cutting-edge best practices. The plans are underway for the development of a Crisis and Assessment Center in Wake to provide behavioral health urgent care, non-hospital detox and crisis, evaluation and observation services.
Over the past several months Alliance conducted an analysis of the most effective models for supplying these services currently being used in North Carolina and across the country. Assisting in this analysis was a philosophical framework published by SAMHSA, called Core Elements for Responding to Mental Health Crises.
This analysis resulted in the choice of a service model strongly based on the principles of recovery. Following a competitive selection process, Monarch was selected from a number of strong candidates to operate the new facility incorporating this recovery model. The specific location of the facility has yet to be determined and in the coming months, Alliance and Monarch are working closely to secure a site and open the program.
“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to partner with Alliance to develop this new facility-based crisis program in Wake County," said Monarch’s Chief Development Officer Blake Martin. "This innovative facility will serve as a diversion point for people away from emergency departments and inpatient hospitalization and is a critical addition to the system of care in Wake County.”
Monarch currently provides outpatient Open Access psychiatric services in five locations throughout Wake County as well as medication management, Individual Placement and Support-Supported Employment (IPS-SE), I/DD Bridging Clinic services and peer services. It also operates Club Horizon, a psychosocial rehabilitation program located in Knightdale.