The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

October 2, 2012

Monarch, The Arc of Stanly named “Distinguished Affiliate” by The Arc of North Carolina


Tuesday, October 2, 2012 — The Arc of Stanly County, a division of Monarch, was named by The Arc

of North Carolina as a 2012 Distinguished Affiliate during The Arc of

North Carolina’s Annual Awards Luncheon held on Sept. 22, 2012

in Wilmington, N.C.

The Distinguished Affiliate honor recognizes the dedication, commitment,

and the professionalism of the chapters of The Arc of North Carolina.

The recipients of this designation meet the stringent criteria and have

provided advocacy, instituted programs, encouraged diversity,

participated in and supported activities that benefit people with

intellectual and developmental disabilities in the communities where the

organizations serve. Although there are more than 30 local chapters of

The Arc located across North Carolina, The Arc of Stanly County was

among a small group of the chapters that received the recognition.

“For more than five decades, The Arc of Stanly has worked diligently to

advocate on behalf of, provide a voice and support for people with

disabilities,” Dr. Peggy Terhune, Monarch CEO/executive director of the

Arc of Stanly County. “We are honored to be recognized as a

distinguished affiliate by the Arc of North Carolina. This award is a

source of great pride to our organization.”

In 1958, the Arc of Stanly County was formed by a small group of

concerned parents and other concerned individuals who wanted to help

family members with intellectual and developmental disabilities. That

group became The Arc of Stanly, an organization that continues to

provide advocacy for individuals with disabilities and their families.

In 1981, Stanly County Vocational Workshop, Greenwood Center and

Chivington House, consolidated into Arc Services. The Arc of Stanly

remained as the parent company and advocacy arm. In 2008, Arc Services

became Monarch.

Today, Monarch provides supports and services statewide to more than

12,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental

illness and substance use disorders in approximately 55 North Carolina

counties. Together, Monarch and the Arc of Stanly County has been a

longstanding chapter member of the Arc of North Carolina.

Monarch is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and

Leadership and is CABHA certified. The agency is an affiliate chapter of

The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. To learn how

Monarch is “Helping Dreams Take Flight” for people in our communities,

call (800) 230-7525 or visit _www.MonarchNC.org_ <>.