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Bello Machre Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Group Homes, Human Services

Mission: Our mission is to enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities through loving care, guidance, and opportunity so that they can live life to its fullest.

Programs: Bello machre enriches the lives of children, teens, adults, and seniors with developmental disabilities through loving care, guidance, and opportunity so that they can live life to its fullest. Bello machre has expanded services in challenging economic times adding more than eight people to its residential and support services programs. 64,300 days of residential care and 14,516 days of in-home and community supported living arrangements were provided as well as over 13,175 hours of in-home support services to families and individuals. Bello machre opened two new fully-wheelchair accessible homes in anne arundel county, maryland, and completed a major renovation/expansion of an office building adding ten new offices and training space to further accommodate the continued growth at bello machre. Grants, which totaled $138,570, through the community foundation of anne arundel county, kathy & jerry wood foundation, civitan of glen burnie and annapolis club #177, maryland energy administration, anne arundel county government office of the county executive, pnc foundation, northrup grumman, and severn savings bank helped bello machre provide emergency services and equipment, install generators for the individuals to shelter-in-place, install new energy efficient hvac systems, help with a down payment on a new home, and provide staff training. In addition, a grant from the department of housing and community development helped provide energy efficient equipment and weatherization in 33 bello machre homes in the amount of $163,500. In recognition of ten years of significant support of the adams charitable trust, bello machre named the ray of hope program, the jesse and hertha adams ray of hope program. This program helps families in our community including emergency services, reimbursement of expenses not covered by government or insurance programs, and assisted technology. Bello machre graduated two certified nursing assistant classes ensuring our individuals receive the best care possible while empowering our employees through higher education. By sharing their time and talents, volunteers continue to make a difference at bello machre completing over 2,711 hours. Bello machre welcomed 64 volunteer, interns, and service learners from the community as well as anne arundel community college, catonsville community college, towson university, and university of maryland-baltimore county.

individual support services (iss) / family support services (fss): responding to the overwhelming and desperate need for services to families and individuals in our community, bello machre helped over 22 children and adults through these two programs. Bello machre provided in-home support services or helped families obtain: emergency respite care, medical and adaptive equipment; camp and recreational activities; as well as helped with various other expenses not covered under insurance or governmental programs including speech, physical, and occupational therapies.

community support living arrangement (csla): bello machre provided loving care and support to 52 individuals with developmental disabilities living independently in the community. Based on the specific needs and challenges of the individuals, bello machre helped to develop individualized / personal plans and provided services including, supervised housing, in-home direct care, transportation, and adult living-skills training.

respite care: bello machre provided more than 834 respite care days providing loving care and support during family emergencies, hospitalizations, vacations, or simply as a get-away for the individual or his/her family. Highly-trained, caring staff provided respite care either in a bello machre home or in the familys own home.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is an Agency that is very dedicated to the people they serve. They go above and beyond the call of duty and the level of professionalism is quite evident. They go to great lengths to ensure the level of service and the needs of the people they serve are met beyond expectations. It is a pleasure and honor to say that I ave been blessed to know the great crew at Bello Machre.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I love Bello Machre! I have been fortunate to serve this organization in a variety of ways! I have been an emloyee, have a relative who receives services from Bello and continue to be a donor. Bello strives for excellence. Under the direction of Dr. Ireland and his management team, Bello continues to have a vision which is always person centered. Their dedicated staff work tirelessly and selfishly when providing supports to individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. I am proud to be associated with such an outstanding organization!

Fay M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County has partnered with Bello Machre and its Aktion Club on volunteer projects in Anne Arundel County. It has been great to include volunteers of all abilities in service to others. Bello Machre supports its clients in so many creative ways and makes sure they are a full part of our community.