UMAR Services, Inc.

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UMAR Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to providing residential opportunities that allow developmentally disabled adults to live in their communities as independently as possible, in safe, accessible housing, with grace and dignity. Established in 1983, UMAR operates 22 group homes across Western North Carolina from Hayesville to Greensboro.

Contact information

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


Phone: 704-659-7636


Organization details

EIN: 561381671

CEO/President: Marilyn Garner

Chairman: Billy Morton

Board size: 10

Founder: United Methodist Church members

Ruling year: 1983

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.

UMAR homes typically house six residents differing in age, ethnic and religious background. Facilitating personal choice and respect for individual differences is our priority. UMAR commits itself to focusing on the aspects of daily living involved with the residents of our homes. The well-trained staff assists each resident with personal rehabilitation, family support, health and dental care, personal hygiene, access to community resources (banking, shopping, legal counsel), support groups, vocational coordination, social interaction, education and transportation. UMAR cares about the resident's lives and works to enhance their quality of life.

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 rating704 of 102245 of 76
Fund acquisition rating821 of 102458 of 76
Resource allocation rating799 of 102456 of 76
Asset utilization rating238 of 102217 of 76

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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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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/8/2022. To update the information below, please email:


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 13 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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