Monarch announces long-term services expansion in Cabarrus, Gaston and Rowan counties

Monarch began management of services formerly offered by Community Living Concepts, Inc. on Sept. 1Details

Monarch announces an expansion of long-term services in Cabarrus, Rowan and Gaston counties. On Sept. 1, the Albemarle-based organization began managing services formerly provided by the Community Living Concepts of North Carolina.

The supervised living and community network services acquired in this transition include homes occupied by 19 residents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). The group homes will keep the existing names and simply add Monarch to the moniker. Monarch’s leadership team also is working to ensure that people who receive services will not experience a disruption of those services. 

“We are excited to welcome Community Living Concepts’ staff and residents to the Monarch family,” said Dr. Peggy Terhune, Monarch’s President and CEO. “We are diligently working to ensure this transition is as seamless as possible for all involved.”

Monarch provides services and supports statewide to thousands of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance use disorders. In Cabarrus, Rowan, and Gaston counties, Monarch adds these homes to an array of existing services that includes Supported Employment, Peer Support, Intensive In-Home and Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) services and an outpatient office in Gastonia. For a complete list of services provided by county, visit

 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 use disorders. 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 visit or call (866) 272-7826.

Media contact: Natasha A. Suber, (704) 986-1582 or [email protected]

Posted on: Monday September 11, 2017