Ethels Tree Of Life Inc

Rating: 4.72 stars   29 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Disabilities, Human Services

Location: c/o 115 Bartlett Road Kittery Point ME 03905 USA

Mission: The mission of ETL is to provide transitional training in life and work skills for youth of 14 up to young adults of 25 who live with disabilities and/or special needs.
Geographic areas served: Southern York County ME and Seacoast NH

2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

since I join etl last year it help out a lot and make friends. I like the different workshops and summer actvites that I do with them. Linda has a lot of patience with the students and I love what she does for the program. thanks linda all the students love you at etl.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I joined ETL as an intern in marketing from June 2011 – July 2012. This is an absolutely amazing organization that impacts many lives of young adults. I was happy to be a part of this organization and it's events. It was wonderful to see each child explore new ideas & places, grow and learn. Linda is absolutely fabulous in working with each student, parents, and volunteers. The program events keep the students engaged and active while still learning valuable life lessons. I hope this program continues for years, as it is an asset for the York County area.

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Ethel's Tree of Life has been a prominent part of my son's life for the past 3 years. Originally, I thought it would be a great social outlet for him as he has autism and his social skills are at a much lower level than his peers...I was wrong!!!! ETL is a group of peers who support and learn with and from each other under the guidance of some spectacular volunteers and one incredibly dedicated lady. The 8-week modules are broken down so that these students with disabilities can learn from the very basic to the finished product in genres such as food/nutrition, job search/career paths, as well as finding your way around a city and trying new things. When these students get together, they smile more, communicate better, and become a participatory part of our society.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

Ive been on and off with Ethel's Tree of Life since 2009. I started with the summer work program because my daughter is disabled. It has opened my eyes to help me with my daughters disability and to help me be a better person. Ive enjoyed my time with Ethels Tree of Life and will continue to help out as much as I can. ETL is a great cause and Linda(the director) works well with the children bringing them to learn life skills to help them transition into adult life. I just hope that when my daughter comes of age that she too can become an ETL student.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am one of the client that gose to Ethe's Tree of Life Inc. For the last three years, I have learned alot about myself and have done thing that I thought I could not do. The first time I want camping with out any suport person or parent to help me. I love Linda Higgins, Ethels Tree of Life Inc. and all my new freinds.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

We have hosted a weekly Exeter chapter of ETL for a number of years in our parsonage. I have found Linda Higgins very professional to work with. The kids have been very friendly. Overall, it was a great experience.

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

A beautifully functioning weekly program.

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

do nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son has been a part of Ethel's tree of life for two years now. He is almost ready to go out in to the big world and get a real job. I really don't know how I could have personally taught him all of the hands on skills that they have so far. I look forward to watching him blossom into a productive member of our society doing what he loves to do. Thank you Linda.

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

Watching my son have on the job training. Making friends in the community that he would have not met without this program.

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

I would want to expand and get more people and places aware of what they offer and hopefully get more fun stuff for the kids to do and learn about.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have volunteered for Ethels Tree of Life (ETL) for 4 years. It has been my privledge to watch Linda Higgins (founder) provide need opportunities of life experiences for disABLED adolescents and young adults. As a parent of an adult child with CP I know from experience that after school the programs for people with disabilities dwindles to almost non existence. This is a much needed program that offers wonderful practical life experiences for young people who would otherwise not be given this opportunity.

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

Watching students learn how to prepare healthy meals and clean assess minor injuries

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

Help it to grow to serve more people

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Rating: 5 stars  

Ethels tree of life is a wonderful and much needed organization for young children and young adults with special needs.Linda and staff have worked so hard setting up programs. Ethels Tree of Life has helped so many young adults,and their familys .ETL life skills trips are a special thrill,going to see new places,and learning new life skills in the process. I have seen first hand ,the dedication that this organization gives,to help shape the lives of so many young people.thats way i am proud to donate to ETL.

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

being involved with ETL, over the years, i have seen the difference in the students ,from self confedence,people skills ,finding jobs etc.

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

like to see more financial support ,with more support ETL could do so much more.to enrich the lifes of so many that really need that start on life

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Rating: 5 stars  

I attended the annual wine tasting & charity auction last year and the polar challenge this past February. All of the students at ETL have such wonderful things to say about their experiences with he organization.

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

Hearing the students tell about their experiences.

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

NA

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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