Monarch partners with Cone Health Foundation to help tackle mental illness and substance use disorders in Greensboro

For individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, simultaneous treatment provides continuity in care and supports sobriety, symptom management and increasing independence as recovery progresses and quality of life is enhanced.

“This grant and our partnership with Cone Health Foundation will enable us to provide high-quality treatment for those we support with co-occurring disorders,” said Blake Martin, Monarch’s chief development officer. “We are grateful for the opportunity to implement new models of care that will help us to treat the whole person.”

The Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Initiative began on Oct. 1. Cone Health Foundation has at its mission to invest in the development and support of activities, programs and organizations that measurably improve the health of people in the Greater Greensboro area.

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 challenges. 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.