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.

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FREE’s Valued Team Members earn a …

Congratulations to this quarter’s Valued Team Members for earning a b

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October Episode of Speaking FREE with Ch …

The October episode of Speaking FREE with Chris and Robert, airing on K98.3

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FREE Blast: September 2018

Hello All,   This is another month that truly highlights all the hard

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FREE Events

All Shook Up – A Musical Comedy

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Family Advocacy Quarterly Meeting

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2nd Annual Life Skills for Independent Living Symposium

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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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TBI Docu-series Blog Pt.2 by Susanne Regan, Servic …

Welcome back and thank you for joining us again on our second TBI-Docu-seri

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TBI Docu-Series Part 1 by Elana Tipa, MS CRC

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

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Day Services Medford

Budd’s Bay Rec Room

Fresh Truck Mobile Farmer’s Market

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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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