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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Human Services, Youth Development Programs

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

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 4

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.