Help is a phone call away.

“I want to be part of helping the folks we serve live vibrant lives supporting their decisions and making their dreams come true.”
— Michelle Goodman-James, Caregiver - St. Stephens Church Road home

Our Services

Bello Machre has been nurturing, teaching, and caring for people with developmental disabilities since 1972. We are here to help you and your family by:

  • Providing services for your loved one in your home or in ours
  • Helping you in a crisis
  • Providing life-long care for your loved one
  • Assisting you to navigate the system and explore available resources
  • Providing a Meaningful Day based upon a participant’s specific interests, preferences, and personal goals.

We understand your challenges and help every step of
the way.

Contact us and get started today!

We understand the challenges of caring for a child or adult with developmental disabilities. We start by listening and, together, we develop a plan for your loved one by identifying needs and finding resources.

Some of those we serve have severe challenges and medical needs while others have mild disabilities only needing a little help. Bello Machre helps people challenged with:

  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Retts Syndrome
  • Epilepsy and/or Seizure Disorder
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Other Cognitive and/or Physical Disabilities

Services We Provide

  • Safe and loving homes
  • Certified Nursing Assistant-Developmental Disabilities Administration (CNA-DDA) Program
  • Skilled, professional live-in caregivers that guide and help individuals so they can grow and develop and live life to its fullest
  • Life-long care for your loved one
  • Direct care support to families in their own home
  • Respite Care services in time of crisis or when families need a break
  • Information to help families through the application process
  • Case management, referral services, resource coordination, and advocacy

For additional information about services offered to individuals through the State of Maryland, contact The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Developmental Disabilities Administration.

We put the person before the disability

We strive to encourage positive awareness about people with developmental disabilities. It is often attitudinal barriers that affect everyday life for people with developmental disabilities. In addressing those barriers through positive awareness efforts, fears and negative attitudes can be replaced with knowledge and understanding, and most importantly, respect.

Positive awareness starts with removing the R-Word. The folks we serve have intellectual disabilities – they are not referred to as having mental retardation, retarded, or mentally disabled.

We’re asking every person – young and old – to help eliminate the demeaning use of the R-Word – a common taunt used to make fun of others. Often unwittingly, the word is used to denote behavior that is clumsy, hapless, and even hopeless. Whether intentional or not, the word conjures up a painful stereotype of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It hurts others – even if you don’t mean it that way.

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are capable and enjoy sharing life experiences – listening to music, playing video games, watching the latest movies, and yes, having fun – as well as working together toward athletic excellence and mutually enriching one-to-one friendships. People who attend school, work, drive cars, get married, participate in decisions that affect them, and contribute to society in many ways. They are people first!