Mountain Area Residential Facilities, Inc.

Mountain Area Residential Facilities, Inc. is a non-profit organization serving persons with developmental disabilities within residential settings in Western North Carolina. With two group homes located in the Biltmore Village region of Asheville, NC, we offer a  warm and comfortable home atmosphere for 13 residents, programmatic training catered to each residents’ talents and needs, as well as a variety of other services related to daily living. MARF, Inc. is a solid and respected company with 35 years of experience in managing group homes for adults with intellectual or  developmental disabilities. As one of the oldest group homes in existance in Buncombe County we have seen many changes, but through it all we have provided the best care possible for all those we have served and those currently living with us.  

Mission Statement

The mission of Mountain Area Residential Facilities, Inc. (MARF, Inc.) is to provide residential and other supportive programs and services for adults with developmental challenges through education, advocacy, and community involvement through a person centered environment.

Philosophy of Service

At MARF, Inc., we advocate for and seek the integration of those we serve into public transportation, shopping facilities, recreational opportunities and other activities.  By living and learning in the normal community environment, people are more adequately prepared for a life within the community at large and the public is educated and made more keenly aware of neighbors who are differently abled.  We support all the people we serve using a Person Centered philosophy.