Monarch expands services to Rhode Island

Monarch, one of North Carolina’s largest providers of behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) services, has expanded to Rhode Island.

Monarch’s Putnam Pike Home, located in Greenville, Rhode Island, provides residential services for individuals with mental illness who are leaving in-patient mental health hospitalization. With the arrival of the first residents in mid-February, Monarch effectively became a multi-state provider of critical behavioral health services.

Housing up to nine residents, Monarch’s residential model at Putnam Pike is new to Rhode Island, as this home is the first of its kind in the state. It is designed specifically to support residents as they gain independence in a non-hospital setting. The program is staffed by a team including residential managers, nurses, occupational therapists and direct support professionals. They support a variety of needs that may affect overall well-being including physical health, safety, employment and finances. Monarch has served individuals with mental illness and I/DD through residential services for 50 years.

“With the addition of these services in Rhode Island, Monarch is changing the conversation about mental health services, residential programs and independent living in the state,” says Monarch’s President and CEO Peggy Terhune, Ph.D., MBA, OTR/L. “We know that with the right treatment and support, people living with mental illness can do things even they may not have imagined. They can live more independently, have jobs and find meaningful engagement in their communities. This program provides that support and we are excited to partner with the State of Rhode Island to make it possible.”

Monarch, headquartered in Albemarle, is no stranger to developing and delivering innovative models of care, having opened North Carolina’s earliest group homes for people with I/DD, including the first group homes for individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome.

Monarch also launched the state’s first child and adolescent facility-based crisis center and one of its earliest behavioral health urgent care centers.

For more information on Monarch’s residential program in Rhode Island, visit www.MonarchRI.org or call 866-272-7826.