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Monarch chosen to operate new Wake County crisis facility

Alliance has an ongoing commitment to strengthening its crisis continuum in Wake County and keeping it on the cutting edge of best practice. Plans are underway for the development of an additional 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, which can be accessed here.

This analysis resulted in the choice of a service model strongly based on the principles of recovery. As the result of an RFP process Monarch has been 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 will be working closely to secure a site and open the program.

Monarch is a nonprofit organization that supports thousands of people statewide 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 are extremely excited about the opportunity to partner with Alliance Behavioral Healthcare to develop this new facility-based crisis program in Wake County," said Monarch’s Chief Development Officer Blake Martin, MHA. "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.

Established in 1958, Monarch is a not-for-profit organization that provides support statewide to thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse challenges. The agency is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) and certified by The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services as a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency (CABHA). Monarch operates The Arc of Stanly County, which is a chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. To learn more about how Monarch provides support, please call (866) 272-7826.

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