UMAR Services, Inc.

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UMAR provides a variety of residential services for adults whose primary diagnosis is 'intellectual or developmental disability.' Trained and caring staff support and empower each individual based on their needs and personal goals.

UMAR has 19 group homes, each a six bedroom home that offers an individual their own room to decorate, common living, kitchen, and laundry areas, and plenty of opportunity to learn necessary social and practical living skills in a safe, productive environment. Residents often go on outings together, individual dates, and attend their choice of worship services. These homes have trained, live-in staff to help with any need a resident should have i.e. medications, money-making decisions, cooking, and transportation.

Our 9 apartments foster independent living and provide more freedom for the resident. These apartments are fully equipped, accessible one-bedrooms which provide residents a safe living environment. Residents can earn degrees, make their own decisions, drive cars, and pay bills while also having the ability to contact our on-call staff if they should need help in any way.

Contact information

Mailing address:
UMAR Services, Inc.
5350 77 Center Dr.
Ste 201
Charlotte, NC 28217


Phone: 704-875-1328

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 561381671

CEO/President: Gill Middlebrooks

Chairman: Leslie Marsicano

Board size: 8

Founder: United Methodist Church members

Ruling year: 1984

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Vision: UMAR will pioneer diverse and lifelong supports for adults with developmental and associated disabilities throughout North Carolina.

Mission statement

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.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating639 of 102247 of 82
Fund acquisition rating843 of 102567 of 82
Resource allocation rating706 of 102560 of 82
Asset utilization rating200 of 102211 of 82

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$621,123$612,507$666,744$763,775$721,148
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,312,237$945,549$1,522,093$1,560,387$1,717,156
Long-term investments$2,526,222$3,425,764$3,341,089$3,472,846$3,260,695
Fixed assets$3,110,288$3,230,331$3,311,837$3,332,571$3,356,835
Other long-term assets$17,050$26,521$27,104$28,118$30,992
Total long-term assets$5,653,560$6,682,616$6,680,030$6,833,535$6,648,522
Total assets$7,965,797$7,628,165$8,202,123$8,393,922$8,365,678
Payables and accrued expenses$524,530$650,467$660,168$590,457$620,992
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$524,530$650,467$660,168$590,457$620,992
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,033,900$0$0$0$38,000
Total liabilities$1,558,430$650,467$660,168$590,457$658,992
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$5,306,827$5,813,389$6,342,588$6,641,170$6,509,128
With donor restrictions$1,100,540$1,164,309$1,199,367$1,173,292$1,197,558
Net assets$6,407,367$6,977,698$7,541,955$7,803,465$7,706,686
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,193,342$1,312,199$1,039,276$930,004$1,205,441
Program service revenue$6,781,867$6,747,642$6,833,586$6,936,133$7,216,364
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$20,989$24,129$0$0$4,723
Other revenue$39,109($21,228)$35,974$29,303$8,711
Total other revenue$6,841,965$6,750,543$6,869,560$6,965,436$7,229,798
Total revenue$8,035,307$8,062,742$7,908,836$7,895,440$8,435,239
Program services$6,467,196$6,649,038$6,507,111$6,258,515$6,706,706
Management and general$1,629,490$1,558,758$1,466,386$1,397,966$1,289,222
Total expenses$8,570,707$8,762,545$8,299,584$7,999,817$8,301,089
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($535,400)($699,803)($390,748)($104,377)$134,150
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($535,400)($699,803)($390,748)($104,377)$134,150


Marilyn GarnerPresident/CEO$124,637
Denise ShockleyChief Financial Officer$85,195
John WeatherfordDirector of Human Resource$77,752
Jonathan BriggsDirector of Residental & Day Programs$77,484
Ed ManerOutgoing Chief Development Officer$66,592
Jason LambertChief Development Officer$23,350

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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In the early 1980's a group of parents and concerned clergy members from the United Methodist Church came together in Winston-Salem to form a task force to address the needs of "persons with handicapped needs." Recognizing that there were insufficient residential programs to help aging parents and foster the independence of young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, these pioneers forged partnerships, advocated, and secured funding to start UMAR. The first residential home in High Point was generously donated by Bill Ervin, and now bears his name.

Across the years, UMAR grew to support adults from all walks of life to LIVE, WORK, and THRIVE in their own communities through group homes, independent and supported living, vocational services and art programs in 12 cities across western North Carolina. Today, with the help of a dedicated community of families, volunteers, businesses, and churches-UMAR continues to empower adults with disabilities to live their best independent life.

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