New Jersey


Ability Tree New Jersey

Jen and Joe Butler founded Ability Tree in NJ in 2010. After the Butler family was called to Arkansas (Ability Tree Headquarters), Ability Tree programming continued in NJ. Ability Tree of New Jersey officially became an affiliate of Ability Tree in December 2017. We are excited to build on what the Butlers have started by supporting individuals and families impacted by disability in our community.

Our Team

Shannon Gafgen

Shannon is currently the Interim Director for Ability Tree New Jersey,

she is also our liaison to families to assess family needs, organizes respite nights, and organizes volunteers.

Programs and Events

Respite Events allow parents to rest while their children with and without disabilities play with each other and our trained volunteers. Most events are free to attend but registration is required.
Sibling Scholarships are awarded to NJ high school seniors who have siblings with disabilities. These awesome high school students are a big part of the lives of their siblings and often have to be patient and humble. We applaud them!

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I would LOVE to Volunteer!