Monarch receives $7.56 million in grants
Published 9:01 am Monday, October 24, 2022
Monarch, a provider of services to people with mental illness, substance use disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries, was recently awarded $7.56 million in grants from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
The grants allow Monarch to continue its Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) in Stanly County and to expand those services at Monarch’s Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic in Cleveland County.
In Stanly County, with SAMHSA funding of $4 million to be used over four years, Monarch will be able to continue to provide CCBHC services that focus on integrated care, community outreach and care management, particularly for the population that is not served by North Carolina’s Medicaid Tailored Health Care Plans. Monarch was one of only two North Carolina agencies to receive this continued funding.
In addition, Monarch was the only provider in North Carolina to receive funding to launch new CCBHC services and will apply the four-year, $3.56 million SAMSHA grant to creating a CCBHC in Shelby.
Monarch was originally awarded a $1.6 million SAMHSA grant in 2018 to provide vital, expanded services for people with serious mental illness and substance use disorders through its CCBHC in Stanly County. Since receiving initial funding, Monarch has served more than 1,500 adults and children with serious mental illness, emotional disturbance, long-term chronic addiction, mild or moderate mental illness and substance use disorders, as well as complex health conditions. Monarch’s CCBHC is located at the current behavioral health outpatient office at 350 Pee Dee Ave., Suite 101, Albemarle.
Services in Cleveland County will be expanded at Monarch’s Shelby office, 201 W. Marion St., Suite 100. Monarch estimates it will serve about 1,400 people in Cleveland County in the first year of the grant.
The CCBHC model is part of the National Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act. This legislation expanded the number of CCBHCs to increase access to community mental health and substance use treatment services while improving Medicaid reimbursement. CCBHC key goals include mental health and addiction treatment access; opioid crisis service expansion; primary care health screenings; expanded behavioral health support for veterans; and collaboration among community partners.
“Monarch is honored to receive this significant funding allowing our dedicated staff to continue CCBHC mental health and addiction services in Stanly County and expand them in Cleveland County,” said Monarch President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Peggy Terhune, Ph.D., MBA, OTR/L. “We appreciate the confidence placed in us by the federal government to continue providing valuable assistance to individuals and families who will benefit from these services.”