Welcome to Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.

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

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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

Thank You for being a part of Our History!

Today’s 40th Anniversary Luncheon was a beautiful way to commemorate such a momentous …

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Celebrating #40YearsOfFREE

Please Join Us in Celebrating #40YearsOfFREE On this day in 1977, Family Residences and …

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FREE Artist Presents Art to Holocaust Survivor

Werner Reich, Holocaust Survivor and motivational speaker, fell in love with a piece …

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March FREE Blast

Click HERE for Full Size Poster!   Legislative Advocacy in Action Many members …

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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 …

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LEARN. PLAN. GIVE. – Trust Options

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

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Veteran Services

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

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