Helping individuals of all abilities realize their full potential.
Offering goal-oriented day services to build skills, pursue interests and contribute to the community.
Providing beneficial, recovery-oriented residential and day services for the individuals we support
We believe in every person’s right to work toward their self-identified goals and aspirations.
FREE values individuals who are committed to their jobs and interested in advancing in their careers.
We are an organization whose philosophy is rooted in the realization of human potential.
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.
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!