We are a nonprofit on a mission to promote community inclusion, independence and growth for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through residential, employment and cultural enrichment opportunities.

Call the admissions hotline to apply or learn more: 704.875.1328.


At UMAR, we help our residents by providing supported and individual living situations. Round-the-clock staff ensures a safe, structured environment to help individuals thrive.


Day Programs at our Arts Centers provide countless opportunities for growth and development. Click below to learn about our arts centers and the many ways our participants benefit.


UMAR serves our residents and other adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by partnering with local businesses to create a rewarding work experience.

Car Donation

UMAR is in need of several cars that are clean and in working order. If you or anyone you know has a car they are willing to donate, please contact our Operations Manager, John Henderson at JohnH@umarinfo.com, and let us know! Don’t forget… your donation is 100% tax deductible!

UMAR + AmazonSmile

Did you know Amazon has a charity organization called AmazonSmile where you can support UMAR through everyday purchases and services? Once registered, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% towards the charitable organization you choose with every purchase you make. Click here to set up your account now!


HÆRFEST (pronounced “harvest” from an Old English variant) is a coffee outreach company that utilizes the HÆRFEST of coffee to impact lives and create positive change. HÆRFEST COFFEE partners and participates with UMAR in many ways; the most notable being their sensory packaging labels. You will find many different UMAR artist’s work on the labels that owner, Toby, and his wife, Cheri, commission or purchase. A portion of each Bag of coffee sold also goes directly to UMAR, maximizing their ability to support us. You can find HÆRFEST COFFEE at many of our events as we are excited to continue to partner with them! To learn more about who HÆRFEST COFFEE is and what they do, click the button below.