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A Caring Alternative 10 Year Anniversary

MORGANTON, NC, June 20, 2016 – Behavioral health and Whole Person Care specialist A Caring Alternative is celebrating its 10th Anniversary of providing exceptional child, adolescent and adult services throughout western North Carolina.


A Caring Alternative was founded in March 2006 by Melaina Rhoney as a behavioral health organization with a cutting-edge vision to integrated health care approaches. It has grown from an organization with four employees to 130 employed specialists leading innovative practices to create a holistic approach with facilities located in Morganton, Asheville and Marion.


Ever-present changes in Mental Health Reform laws, coupled with evolving ...

Dinner, Dessert, and Direct Talk: Reducing Stigma, Finding Solutions, and Increasing Hope

A crowd of 80 Burke County residents gathered at the Morganton Community House Tuesday, May 24th, to enjoy an evening of dinner, dessert, and direct talk around mental health and substance abuse.


The event titled, “Dinner, Dessert, & Direct Talk: Reducing Stigma, Finding Solutions, and Increasing Hope,” did just that as speakers shared stories of recovery, inspiration, and collaborative initiatives in Burke County that are improving and saving lives.


The event opened with a welcome from Chief Community Operations Officer for Partners Behavioral Health Management, Paul Caldwell. Caldwell emphasized the importance of communities coming together to address ...

A Caring Jamboree

MORGANTON, NC (March 9, 2016) – A Caring Alternative, LLC (ACA) recently hosted its annual Caring Jamboree to
honor employees and review 2015 highlights for the Morganton-based comprehensive care agency.


The 2016 event was held in late February at the Mimosa Hills Country Club in Morganton.


A Caring Alternative, LLC is a comprehensive care agency providing Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder services to children, adolescents, adults, and families in Western North Carolina.  The agency has served as a provider for behavioral health services since 2006.  


The practice operates additional offices in Marion and Asheville ...

A Caring Alternative Announces Availability Of 2013 Annual Report

A Caring Alternative announced today that their Annual Report for the 2013 calendar year is now available today to all stakeholders. The Annual Report may be requested by contacting Melaina Rhoney, President of A Caring Alternative. To request a copy please call (828) 437-3000 x24.

Local Primary Care And Mental Health Provider Connect To Offer Collaborative Care

Burke Primary Care recently expanded its services through a collaborative partnership with A Caring Alternative, a local behavioral health and substance abuse service provider, to better assess and manage mental health concerns in its patients.

The early February 2014 initiative promises many benefits of integrating physical and mental health in one location, at Burke Primary Care’s office located at 103 Medical Heights Dr.

The combined clinic approach largely eliminates the need for referrals. Burke Primary Care’s patients will be able to see their primary care physician and a mental health provider on the same day, in the same office, with ...

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