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.






FREE Blast: October 2018

Hello All,   October was a month of celebration, including, of course,

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October 27 Episode of Speaking FREE with …

The October 28th episode of “Speaking FREE with Chris and Robert” focus

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41st Annual Celebration of Life Gala Recap

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. celebrated their 41st Ann

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FREE Events

Careers Open House

Reach High…Achieve More Family Residences and Essential Enterprises,

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Family Advocacy hosts an Expert Organizer

The Fourth Quarter FREE Advocacy meeting occurred on November 1, 2018. Fami

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The True Meaning of TEAMWORK

Currently, I am a Supervisor of FREE’s Pineway residence. I am very fortu

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From the Parent’s Perspective – Mark Snider

Nothing pleases me and my wife more than watching our sons, Corey and ...

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

Angela Court IRA

Day Services Medford

Budd’s Bay Rec Room

Fresh Truck Mobile Farmer’s Market

Long Street IRA

Our History

On April 20, 1977, Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. was founded with a mission to serve one of Long Island’s most vulnerable populations.
From our humble beginning, with one residence and a handful of employees, we have grown into an agency, with over 2,500 Valued Team Members, that supports over 4,000 men, women, and children to realize their full potential!
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