New mental health services provider starts Monday –

Monarch, the Albemarle-based nonprofit chosen to take over mental health services provided by Mecklenburg Open Door, will start its work on Monday.

The county decided to cuts its ties with Mecklenburg Open Door after an internal investigation found its former executive director racked up about $200,000 in unauthorized loans and credit card expenses – and after a federal review criticized how the organization managed a housing program.

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