New Monarch Group Home Opens in Asheboro

“Monarch cares about he people we support, and we want to provide them with a comfortable quality of life,” said Joyce Whelan, the qualified professional serving the program.

The four residents of the home now each have their own bedrooms. In the past, they had to share rooms and only had one bathroom. The home is triple the size of the former group home and features oak wood and tiled floors, full kitchen and dining room, and a large front and back porch. Residents were able to personalize their rooms with bedding, curtains and decorations.

“I love my home, especially my room and my Mommy and Daddy love it too,” said Betsy C., a home resident.

Monarch provides support and resources to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness, and substance abuse issues throughout North Carolina. Monarch is a nonprofit and is an affiliated chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. To learn more about how Monarch helps “dreams take flight” for people living in our communities, please call 1-800-230-7525 or visit online at