Monarch expands behavioral health services in southeastern region
Monarch announces expansion of behavioral health services in Columbus, Robeson, Scotland counties. Agency to assume services provided by Community Innovations
Monarch officials recently announced the agency will soon expand to become a major provider of behavioral health services in Columbus, Robeson and Scotland counties effective April 15.
The agency currently provides 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 Eastpointe MCO to provide individual outpatient therapy, group therapy, psychiatric assessment and services, crisis services and medication management. Eastpointe is the Managed Care Organization (MCO) that funds and oversees behavioral healthcare in those counties.
“We are extremely excited and grateful Monarch was selected to provide an expansion of services in these three counties,” said Dr. Peggy Terhune, Monarch’s chief executive officer. “The opportunity to assume these services allows Monarch to fulfill its mission to offer more quality programs, expand our service continuum and provide more access to care to the people we support. I look forward with confidence as we continue our commitment to support people living with mental illness, substance abuse and developmental disabilities needs.”
Monarch was named to assume some services from Community Innovations. Monarch is a current provider of services in Robeson County at 207 West 29th Street; Lumberton, N.C. 28358 – also known as Tanglewood Arbor. There, the agency provides outpatient therapies including individual and group treatment, psychiatric services, facility-based crisis services and mobile crisis services. Jamie Bourquin, clinical operations director, currently manages the Lumberton site and will oversee services in the new locations.
“I look forward to this expansion of services,” Bourquin said. “This is a great next step in our progressive relationship within this region. We will continue to invest in quality services and build upon a foundation of providing excellent and comprehensive care.”
Terhune and Bourquin said people who received services from Community Innovations will not see any immediate noticeable changes in services. To better serve people supported and the community, Monarch will offer services in the respective counties at the following locations:
Columbus County –
• 626 Madison St., Whiteville, NC 28472
Robeson County –
• 2003 Godwin Ave., Ste. C; Lumberton, NC 28359
• 207 West 29th St.; Lumberton, N.C. 28358
Scotland County –
• 915 South Main St., Ste. G; Laurinburg, NC 28352
For more information about Monarch’s Behavioral Health Services in Columbus, Robeson or Scotland counties, please call (910) 618-5606.
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 and is CABHA certified. Monarch 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.
Pictured above: Monarch's new Lumberton office at 2003 Godwin Ave., Ste. C.