About Sheltering Tree

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our community.

Sheltering Tree builds affordable housing communities for persons with developmental disabilities to pursue their hopes and dreams.

We believe that each individual represents enormous potential and unexplored talents, interests and abilities.  Because of this, Sheltering Tree will shape services not just around the needs of individuals served, but also their hopes and dreams, identifying long term goals and creating a road map to address barriers and cultivate meaningful, lifelong development toward independence.

Sheltering Tree believes that all people have the right to enjoy a self-determined and happy adult life.

Our Services

This non-profit 501c3 organization was initiated and is directed by parents and families of persons with developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder.



  • Safe, affordable housing where each person has the privacy and dignity of their own beautiful apartment.
  • Caring live-in house parents.
  • Religious support for each person’s individual beliefs and traditions.



  • Day services take participants out for fun and integrate them into the metro community.
  • Employment in a job that a person loves doing or helping them start their own business.
  • Respite care for adults and children.



  • Volunteer activities, weekly and monthly, that help them give back to the community they live in.
  • Community activity areas where individuals can socialize, exercise and learn together.
  • Training modules based on an individual’s interests for four to six weeks leading to hobbies and job opportunities.


Recent Events

7th Annual Golf Tournament
1:00 p.m.
7th Annual Golf Tournament
  • 24 June
  • 1:00 p.m.

Sheltering Tree’s 7th Annual Golf Tournament is coming up Friday, June 24th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.  Lots of prizes, dinner and surprise desserts.  $100 to play.  $300 for hole sponsors. We really appreciate hole spo

Norwex Fundraiser Jan. 30th, 2016
10:00 a.m.
Norwex Fundraiser Jan. 30th, 2016
  • 10:00 a.m.

NORWEX PRODUCTS OPEN HOUSE SHELTERING TREE FUNDRAISER January 30th, 2016 10:00 AM-2:00 PM @ Sheltering Tree 1903 Gregg Road Bellevue, NE 68005 • Environmentally Friendly Products • Norwex Fiber System • View Cleani

Sheltering Tree Fundraiser at Grisanti's
September 17th, Fall Fundraising Dinner
5:30 p.m.
September 17th, Fall Fundraising Dinner
  • 17 Sep
  • 5:30 p.m.

Come “Celebrate Sheltering Tree” on its anniversary, Thursday, September 17th, 2015 at the annual fundraising dinner to be held this year at St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, 5050 Harrison St, Omaha, NE.

Residents with flag
Paint with Purpose Furniture Sale
9 a.m.
Paint with Purpose Furniture Sale
  • 20 June
  • 9 a.m.

Fundraising furniture sale at Sheltering Tree June 20th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Residents and volunteers are hard at work painting and designing one of a kind furniture for sale for this great fundraiser.  Join us on Ju

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