Welcome to Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.

We are an organization whose philosophy is rooted in the realization of human potential.

Reach High…Achieve More

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) founded in 1977 and headquartered in Old Bethpage, benefits and proudly supports more than 4,000 individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental illness and traumatic brain injury. It is the mission of FREE to help individuals of all abilities realize their full potential. FREE provides a diverse array of supports and services including: housing, recovery services, transition to work, employment, day, community and family services, respite, crisis services, education and after-school support, primary and specialty health care and advocacy.

Anniversaries Celebrated

#bFair2DirectCare Rally – NYC

We are so proud of all of the Self Advocates, Family Members, Valued Team Members, …

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The Dinner Dance – A Reason to Smile

The Dinner Dance  is a wonderful example of our Vision Statement “Together…creating the right solution …

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February 2017 FREE Blast

Click HERE for Full Size Poster!   TRI in the News We are excited to …

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Keep an eye out for our #40YearsOfFREE posts, celebrating our 40th Anniversary, on our social …

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Talent Connection Job Expo – Save the Date!

The “Talent Connection” Job Expo will offer job seekers an opportunity to discuss their skills and abilities …

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LEARN. PLAN. GIVE. – Trust Options

Find the trust option that’s right for you – and your loved one.   Third …

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Veteran Services

More and more, it is becoming widely accepted that animals have the ability to help …

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