Monarch Wins Best Agency of 2019 IPS Award

The Institute for Best Practices, University of North Carolina Center for Excellence in Community Health named Monarch the “Best Agency of 2019” during the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Coalition Awards Assembly held on Friday, Aug. 9 in Raleigh.

Monarch received the award based on meeting a number of criteria including incorporating employment into our mission, sharing success stories, collecting outcomes, setting employment goals and educating staff. Monarch is one of 19 providers in the state and currently has seven IPS teams.

On hand to receive the award included (L-R): Tonia Lewis, employment peer mentor; Lyndril Leonard, VP of operations, Enhanced Services; Shannon Atkinson, director of operations, Enhanced Services; Lisa Hickman, employment peer mentor; and Brian Holloway, Stephen Rice and Danita Horton, lead employment support professionals.​

In addition, Employment Peer Mentor Tonia Lewis, based in Forsyth County, was named “Best Employment Peer Mentor.”​​