Blue Monarch

Blue Monarch has been selected to join the Stand Together Foundation’s National Anti-Poverty Community training and mentorship program alongside 11 other social entrepreneur-led organizations. At left is Blue Monarch founder and President Susan Binkley with Blue Monarch Operations Director Kate Cataldo.

Blue Monarch recently announced that it has been selected to join the Stand Together Foundation’s growing national network of more than 150 highly effective organizations working to break the cycle of poverty across America.

Blue Monarch and 11 other social entrepreneur-led organizations comprise the 10th national cohort to participate in the Stand Together Foundation’s Catalyst Program, which offers nonprofit leaders coaching in organizational and leadership development along with peer-networking opportunities to help their transformative organizations grow.

“We are very excited to have been chosen to participate in this priceless opportunity through the Stand Together Foundation,” said Susan Binkley, founder and president of Blue Monarch. “The timing is perfect. We are in a season of significant growth, and this experience will be extremely valuable as we navigate an exciting expansion to serve more families.”

Blue Monarch is a long-term, residential recovery program for women and their children who are overcoming the trauma of abuse and addiction. Since 2003, Blue Monarch has served over 760 women and children from across the state of Tennessee and beyond and have reunited more than 260 children with their mothers who had previously lost custody.

Through its highly selective training and mentorship program, the Stand Together Foundation works with Catalyst partners to support, strengthen and scale their work across six issue areas: addition recovery, mental health and trauma; economic mobility; homelessness; criminal justice; workforce development; and youth.

Blue Monarch was selected for its work in the area of addiction recovery, mental health and trauma.

“The process of selecting each new group of Catalyst Program participants is an exciting reminder of now impactful social entrepreneurs are,” said Evan Feinberg, executive director of the Stand Together Foundation. “Our 12 newest partners were selected because they’re already doing impressive work to help individuals harness their talents and abilities, and we are thrilled to help them build a strong foundation for expanding their impact.”

Binkley and Operations Director Kate Cataldo will kick off the Catalyst journey in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11 alongside the 11 other organizations selected to join the 10th cohort of the Catalyst Program.

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