Help is a phone call away.

“The money we've received through Bello Machre's Ray of Hope Program has been invaluable as we, like most families, are trying to make ends meet. When so many things - therapies, supplements, equipment - are not covered by insurance, these funds help to bridge the gap for us, and we're very grateful.”
— Bob & Lori Skalitzky, son receives Support Services

Helpful Resources

Bello Machre understands the challenges of caring for a child or adult with developmental disabilities and we are here to help.

We share our mission of helping people with developmental disabilities with many community partners and advocacy groups. Below are some resources that might guide you through this difficult and challenging process.

Developmental Disabilities Administration

For additional information about services offered to individuals through the State of Maryland contact

The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council

This is a public policy organization that advocates for the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life. The Council believes that all people with developmental disabilities should receive the support they need to maximize independence, be productive, and lead the lives they choose in the community.

Service Coordination

Service Coordination, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Maryland. Service Coordination provides support to adults and children by connecting them with needed resources and services in their communities.

Maryland Association of Community Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Inc. (MACS)

The Maryland Association of Community Services (MACS) for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Inc. is a private nonprofit professional association. Its membership is comprised of over 100 agencies that support people with developmental disabilities and their families in communities across Maryland.

End the Wait Now

The ETWN Campaign is a targeted effort by the Developmental Disabilities Coalition and people with developmental disabilities and their families to reduce, and eventually eliminate, the Developmental Disabilities Waiting List for community supports and services.

The Parents’ Place of Maryland

The Parent’ Place of Maryland is a statewide nonprofit, family-centered parent training and information center, whose sole purpose is to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities. They serve parents of children with disabilities throughout Maryland, regardless of the nature of the child’s disability or the age of their child. They help parents access appropriate services for their children with disabilities both in school and within their communities, conduct regular parent education courses and workshops, help parents find information, provide referrals to other individuals or organizations, provide technical assistance and individual support to families directly to help them obtain the best possible services, both educational and medical, for their children, while helping children and parents understand their rights, both educational and healthcare related.

Call 2-1-1

2-1-1 Maryland has information on numerous programs and services designed to provide varying types of assistance to seniors, those with a disability, and their loved ones. 2-1-1 Maryland is a statewide resource always available by telephone and internet to connect citizens to health and human resources at any time, a resource for government officials to make information available to Marylanders in the event of natural disasters or man-made incidents and a way for Marylanders to connect with opportunities to offer help to others.