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.

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FREE News

FREE Blast: July 2018

Hello All,   July was packed with tons of sports. Our main event ...

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July Episode of Speaking FREE with Chris …

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

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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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FREE Events

Family Picnic

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Backyard Movie Fundraiser

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PrideAbility Workshop

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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

The Department of Health encompasses two crucial waivers, inclusive of assi

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Given 1% Chance to Survive

It was June 2004 when 34-year-old Bill Busch had much to celebrate. He ...

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Celebrations

Angela Court IRA

 Ribbon Cutting Celebration!

Day Services Medford

Ribbon Cutting Celebration!

Smith Road IRA

 Celebrating 10 Years!

Crescent Street

Celebrating 10 Years!

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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