About EmPowering the Differently Enabled

Providing practical help to families that are living with differently enabled individuals.

About EmPowering the Differently Enabled

What Make Us Different

John 9: 1-3
As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.

We connect families of the differently enabled with resources and partners to help you face life’s everyday challenges. And we offer Christ-centered hope with equipping tools and guidance so you all achieve your God given potential and purpose.

Through our Roadmap to Hope Process, we help you determine immediate needs, set priorities and plan for future goals. It includes support from others that have walked your journey and know how to…

People We Serve:


  1. Honor God is everything we do.
  2. Build relationships based on trust and respect.
  3. Maintain integrity and excellence in everyday living.
  4. Practice responsible stewardship both relationally and financially.
  5. Plan in advance for adversity for God's glory.

Our Leadership


Emily Shanahan – Founder

Barb Shanahan - President

Dave Wickham

Tom Shanahan

Patty Rogers

Ron Travis

Marla Halley

EmPowering the Differently Enabled is an approved 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and all donations by the IRS. All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by the law. EDE’s Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 47-2529240