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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EIN 11-3674348
207 704 0265
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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  

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: 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: 5 stars  

Ehtel's Tree of Life has provided an amazing amount of opportunities for our Son. It has allowed him the grow and learn in a way that makes sense to him. He has become an active member of the community and takes pride in his accomplishments. He enjoys spending time at the Youth Barn in South Berwick. He now looks forward to participating in events such as; learning to cook different foods, how to interview for a job, camping, appropriate behavior in different settings, seeing things from another perspective, going to the movies, just to name a few. He looks forward to graduating High School this year and then attending a local College for Mechanics. He just turned 17 and has Autism.

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

As the mother of a son with special needs it's a blessing to have an organization that meets his needs and the needs of others.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Watching our son grow and want to participate using learned social skills in an appropriate setting.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

educated, caring and nurturing people.Many have life experience and relate to parents such as myself.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change many individual lives as well the the lives of their families. So many parents struggle to find a place that meets the needs of their children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My teeneage son, who has autism, was in dire need of services to help him with social skills, independent living skills, and all the other skills that his typical peers were developing. In this past year, he has been involved in several different programs offered through Ethel's Tree of Life. As a member of "Choose to be Healthy", he learned to make better choices about how to spend his free time, healthier choices about the foods he eats, and to have a new appreciation of his own unique personality. His experience with "Job Club" helped him learn all about what it means to find and hold a job, from identifying his own skills, to communicating these skills to a potential employer, even experiencing what an interview is like through role playing. Throughout all this wonderful support he was also developing friendships, having joined a wonderful group where each person's gifts are nurtured and celebrated. I can't say enough about how fortunate we have been to find ETL!

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

My son has grown so much through his involvement with ETL, having made huge gains in independence, problem solving, and working co-operatively within a group.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The tremendous gains my son has made!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very highly qualified and talented.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world, at least for kids with special needs!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been with ethel's tree of life for about 2 years now and everyday brings new opportunities. This is the best non-profit in maine and it helps anybody with any kind of disability. I've learned so much from this group and I want it to continue to support the people who need some kind of communication skills such as: having a checking account to learning the skills to get and keep a job.

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

leaning how to become a high member of society.

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

get more money to fund the activities for the group.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

all the activities and the supportive staff.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very supportive and nice to everybody involved. they have been the best teachers anyone with a disability can have.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

support everyone in the united states.

Ways to make it better...

they had more money to fund their activities.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the funds.

One thing I'd also say is that...

nothing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I belong to ETL because it's a good organization to come to, it helps me to learn. I do things with friends.

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

what I have learned about life skills.

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

have more activities!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Our Snow Ball!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

nice people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be everywhere.

Ways to make it better...

there would be more activities.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

that it needs more money to do more activities.

One thing I'd also say is that...

all of the volunteers are nice!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I like Ethel's Tree of Life. It's fun, we get to have fun with friends, get to do a lot of great activities, and I learn how to be independent. I learned that you can't give an attitude when ever you don't get your own way. I also learn how to create stuff.

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

Happiness

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

I wouldn't

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Having fun.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

sweet, fun, easy to get along with.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Be able to get more supplies and do more things.

Ways to make it better...

I didn't have an attitude once or twice.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

More activities.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I want to do more!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am a 19 year old girl with Autism. For the first time in my life I want camping with peers and counselors for a weekend. Know parent or one-on one persons to help me and I had a great time. I also learned a lot of things getting a job and being around other peers. I love Ethels Tree of Life.

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

It has help me be more like other people my age. I have found a place that I fit in with my peers. I learn a lot of different things that will help me when I get a job.

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

I would like it to be closer to wear I live so I do have to ride in the car so long

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I am 19 year old girl with Autsim I got to go camping for the first time with out my parents or one-on-one person. With my peers and counlers for a weekend. I got to be a teenage and have fun with peers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I love the staff and volunteers they have help me grow in ways that I did not know I could do

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Have a places in all of Maine of boys and girls for 14-25 years old.

Ways to make it better...

I did not have to travel has far to go there. I hate riding in the car

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

It would be nice for it to have a place of there very own.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I love Ethels Tree of Life Inc.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

 
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