Monarch day program visited by local artist spreading good cheer and creativity

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 WildaBankspaintswithArtistwwwchallenges. 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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Above photos: Lucy flashes a big smile while painting her piece and Artist Ben Watford assists Wilda Banks with her chosen bisque (as James Jones looks on in the background).