At UMAR, we empower individuals to reach for their dreams—to live the life they’ve always imagined.



With paid and volunteer jobs, UMAR helps each individual find their passion.




UMAR’s extra special touch allows each individual to flourish and grow while leading a life full of purpose.


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: 704-659-7619.

NoDa Art Garden Plant Sale

Rain may have interfered with Charlotte Artists selling plants yesterday at the newly inaugurated NoDa Art Garden, a space allotted to UMAR by McGill Rose Garden, but that won’t stop them from having another go at...
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9 Reasons to Be a Friend of UMAR

  On Tuesday, more than 500 UMAR friends and family gathered together for the 22nd Annual Friends of UMAR Luncheon in Charlotte and raised over $196,000 to support UMAR participants as they live, work...
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Find Hidden Art on Rail Trail

McColl-UMAR partnership adds art to nature on Charlotte Rail Trail “Everyone has the ability to hide something,” Mary Matthews, McColl Center for Art + Innovation Rasumson Artist-in-Residence, said. “You just have to have the...
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