Meet UMAR Charlotte

Charlotte’s UMAR: Non-Profit Empowering People with Art


Are you looking to volunteer? Not only is volunteering at UMAR one of the most meaningful experiences, but it is also a way to connect with others who crave interaction withe new people. Not just a non-profit,UMAR is an organizationof the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Altogether, they offer24 group homes, 9 apartments, and 3 art centers (including one in Charlotte), day programming, and the ability to allow individuals to experience independent living in a safe, home-like atmosphere. NoDa’s UMAR Arts Center provides a space for people to gather all while blendingskills and life experiences for a unique foundation for arts-based learning. Curriculum includes in-studio classes, field trips, visiting artists & other resources. UMAR artists have opportunities to sell and earn commission on their work. And the best part? Meeting new people and interacting with such special, earnest people.

More Aboutthe People
Over 200 UMAR employees and close to 200 volunteers support more than 400 people with disabilities. With 90% of UMAR’s trained staff providing direct care services, residential homes are staffed with on-site support 24/7.

Programs & Community Offerings
UMAR offers community-based services and currently operates 24 group homes, 1 independent living home and 9 supported apartments in: Asheville, Charlotte, Concord, Cornelius, Gastonia, Greensboro, Huntersville, Hayesville, High Point, Lexington, Lincolnton, Statesville and Winston-Salem. Vocational options include vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, mobile work crews (landscaping and janitorial) and art programs.

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