Welcome to Ethel's Tree of Life, Inc.

Learn the skills you will need in adult life.

What do we do?

ETL serves youth and young adults who live with disabilities by 
helping people build independent living skills as they 
transition into adult life!  

You can Donate any time at Paypal or Guidestar.org ! The email address for ETL is listed below (that is what the Paypal account is under) Thank you for supporting our students and their activities! (If every visitor donated just $10.00, it would make such a difference!) At GuideStar.org, just search for Ethel's Tree of Life and a Donate Now Button will come up. ETL is a 501 c 3 charitable organization under the IRS.

Ethel's Tree of Life is a nonprofit with the mission to provide transition training in life and work skills for youth and young adults who live with disabilities and/or special needs. ETL does this with mentoring and recreational based activities and opportunities. The ETL phone number is 207 704 7990. Our email is LHigg93409@aol.com. Our office is at the Youth Barn in South Berwick at 3 Willow Drive (It's a big red barn) right near the soccer fields and cemetery. Office hours are Wednesday through Friday 9 A.M. until 5 P.M. with appointments Wednesday 10 until 4, Thursday, 10 until 2, and, Fridays 10 until 1. Please visit http://www.ethelstree.org for our calendar.



For Volunteer Opportunities:




Some of the activities that we offer are:

  • Workshops on subjects such as nutrition, social behaviors, human communication, and, much more!
  • Urban Hikes (We have explored Portsmouth, Boston's Freedom Trail, Boston Common, Downtown Boston, Philadelphia, Manhattan, Lowell and more!)
  • All activities incorporate the development of soft skills needed for employment.
  • Promotion of Independent Living Skills through experiential opportunities and connection with community.
  • Group gatherings
  • Summer Activities
  • Life Skills Trips
  • Family Food Shopping Trips
  • Volunteerism
  • Life Skills Trips (ETL has ventured to Old Quebec, New York City, Pennsylvania, Niagara Falls and Toronto!)
  • Dragonflies Group in West Kennebunk
  • ETL Cafe'
  • Friday Group


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