Monarch Expands Services to Rhode Island

Woman, on left, talking to a man, on right.Monarch, a leading North Carolina provider of services for people with mental illness, substance use disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and traumatic brain injuries, is expanding into Rhode Island.

Monarch is currently seeking a State Director in Rhode Island who will hire staff and launch individual, community-based supportive living solutions for people with mental illness.

“Because of our experience with mental health and developmental disabilities residential services for people with significant needs, Monarch has been invited to operate an innovative apartment program in Providence, Rhode Island,” said Monarch President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Peggy Terhune, Ph.D., MBA, OTR/L. “The program will allow individuals with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities to live independently in their own apartments with support from Monarch staff.”

Rhode Island is interested in providing a creative alternative to large, institutional mental health settings and group homes. While this is a familiar model of support in North Carolina, it is an underutilized but innovative approach in Rhode Island.

Monarch staff will support residents as they engage in treatment, connect to community support services as well as volunteer and work if they choose. For more information, visit

Posted on: Wednesday October 12, 2022