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New Jersey Branch

Ability Tree

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/.

Ability Tree Roots:

Ability Tree was founded in 2010 by Joe and Jen Butler, the parents of three children, one with special needs. Families with children with special needs face challenges above and beyond what typical families face on a daily basis, and the Butlers' life mission is to come alongside other families like their own.


To come alongside families impacted by disability through Recreation, Education, Support, and Training (R.E.S.T.).


To create inclusive and supportive communities where individuals and families affected by disability can enjoy healthy relationships in their neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, and churches.

New Jersey Team Members

Dr. Natalie Schuberth

Natalie is involved in organizing events and furthering the presence and mission of Ability Tree NJ across the state.

Shannon Gafgan

Shannon is a liaison to families to assess family needs, organizes respite nights, and organizes volunteers.

Craig Heilman


Shanti Labetti

Ability Tree is led by a team of people passionate about the mission. Our volunteers are the heart of the organization.

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ARKANSAS (National)
P.O. Box 6929
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

1311 Ferris Ave, Suite A
Waxahachie, TX 75167

P.O. Box 480
Windsor 08561


14391 Spring Hill Dr. #192
Spring Hill, FL 34609

96 Masters Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32084


Ability Tree is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.