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9800 Kincey Ave.
Suite 190
Huntersville, NC 28078

P.O. Box 1558
Huntersville, NC

Ph: 704-875-1328
Ph: 888-862-8627
Fx: 704-875-9276


Founded in 1983, UMAR’s mission is to promote community inclusion, independence and growth for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through residential, employment and cultural enrichment opportunities.

UMAR is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and an agency and ministry of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Our 24 group homes, 9 apartments, and 2 art centers and day programming, allow individuals to experience independent living in a home-like atmosphere.

The Charlotte UMAR Arts Center is located at 1025 E. 36th Street (on the grounds of Spencer United Methodist Church) Charlotte, NC 28205.

If you are interested in UMAR’s programs, services or group home placements, please contact Intake & Admissions at: 704-659-7619.

Direct Support Professionals Week, Sept. 7-13
Caregivers will take the spotlight at UMAR during Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Week, Sept. 7-13. “Our direct care staff offer vital support to the people we serve,” Marilyn Garner, UMAR president and CEO, said. “We are very proud of their work and the sacrifices they make every day.” If you know a DSP, join UMAR in thanking them Sept. 7-13.

From Africa to Asheville DSP Gives Back
Caregivers Take Spotlight During DSP Week
Caregiver Mother Turns Compassion into a Full-Time Job

UMAR Matters Fall 2014

Operation Crayon Rescue at the Charlotte Art Center - Charlotte Observer 08/27/14

UMAR’s day program at the ROC in Reidsville, NC is growing! To read the latest news from the ROC, click on the two stories below. To keep up with even more UMAR news and events, don’t forget to like us on facebook and follow us on twitter. 

Michael Finds His Rock
Sawdust and Sandpaper Smiles


Intake and Admissions:

UMAR is now CARF-accredited for the following services:
- Community
    - Supported  Living
- Job
- Job Supports
- Job-Site




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UMAR-WNC, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919.807.2214 or toll free for NC residents at 1.888.830.4989. The license is not an endorsement by the State.