BELLO MACHRE INC

Rating: 5 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 7765 Freetown Rd Glen Burnie MD 21060 USA

Mission: Bello Machre, Inc., which means Home of My Heart in Gaelic, provides homes and support to children, teens, adults, and seniors with developmental disabilities.  Our mission is to enrich the lives of those we serve through loving care, guidance, and opportunity so that they can live life to its fullest. The organization was founded in 1972 by family members of individuals with developmental disabilities. For over 37 years, Bello Machre has been committed to providing outstanding support and loving care. Guided by a highly respected management team that has 100 years of combined experience in the field of developmental disabilities, Bello Machre provides residential, in-home support, and respite care services to more than 300 people. Naturally, these services are provided regardless of age, gender, ethnic background, religion, level of disability or any other characteristic protected by law. 
Programs:

1. Residential Programs provide homes, support, and loving care to over 160 individuals with developmental disabilities, enabling them to participate in all aspects of community life. Campus Living, Community Living, and Family Living programs vary slightly from one another but allow individuals to live with others in residential homes, providing all with a loving and nurturing environment.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am now a lifetime board member and also the mother of a Bello Machre resident. Bello Machre saved my life, my son's life and his brother's life. I worried about what would happen to my son if I was not around. That is something that Bello has taken off my shoulder's and his brother's. My son has never been so happy and contend as he is with his Bello family. My son does not talk but he will let me know in other ways if he is not happy. I can truly say that it is so wonderful to see that he has gotten so content with his Bello family that he is always ready to go back to his house. He loves to see me and the rest of the family but when it comes time to go back to his house he is ready. The services that Bello provides is the same as any family would provide for their family members and more. I am kept informed of the good things and also of any problems. My son is treated with respect and love. In "so called normal" families the love and respect is not always there, but with Bello it is the "normal".

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The care given my son.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the amount of funding for disabled people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am now a lifetime board member and also the mother of a Bello Machre resident. Bello Machre saved my life, my son's life and his brother's life. I worried about what would happen to my son if I was not around. That is something that Bello has taken off my shoulder's and his brother's. My son has never been so happy and contend as he is with his Bello family. My son does not talk but he will let me know in other ways if he is not happy. I can truly say that it is so wonderful to see that he has gotten so content with his Bello family that he is always ready to go back to his house. He loves to see me and the rest of the family but when it comes time to go back to his house he is ready. The services that Bello provides is the same as any family would provide for their family members and more. I am kept informed of the good things and also of any problems. My son is treated with respect and love. In "so called normal" families the love and respect is not always there, but with Bello it is the "normal".

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The care given my son.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the amount of funding for disabled people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As both Chairman of the Board and parent of a Bello client, I have been involved with this organization for over 25 years. Bello has provided a wonderfully safe and thriving environment for our intellectually disabled/autistic son while allowing us the luxury of knowing he is well-cared for. Bello Machre, Inc. is a class-act agency from its top administrative levels to its direct hands-on staff and we feel lucky to have found it.

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described above

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known the staff and volunteers of Bello Machre for over 20 years. The board of directors is well diversified and includes family members of consumers and consumers as well. The Executive Director and staff are a caring, sensitive group of people entrusted with providing for the residential needs of adults of all ages. They are superlative. I contribute to this organization and believe that my money is well spent.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways including board experience, golf sponsorships, working aroung the residences, attending functions with consumers and staff and talking to state of Maryland staff about Bello.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would obtain sufficient funding to increase the number of clients served and dramatically reduce the Maryland waiting list.

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