Mission Statement

Our mission is to help individuals of all abilities
realize their full potential.

Vision Statement

Together…Creating the right solution for any need.


Reach High | Achieve More

About Us

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE), founded in 1977, 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 assist 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; specialty health services; and advocacy.

Core Values

Value of Integrity

We expect the conduct of all team members in the FREE network to be rooted in transparency, mutual respect and civility.

Value of Diversity

We believe in the dignity and worth of all people. We strive to foster an appreciation of, and respect for, the differences among all of us that enrich the world.

Value of Responsiveness

We commit to striving to meet the needs of the people we support, valued team members and the unmet needs of the community.

Value of Stewardship

We recognize our responsibility in managing the resources of the FREE network responsibly, effectively and efficiently.

Value of Interdependence

We pledge to promote a collaborative environment driven and enabled by a dedicated team of professionals. WE is more powerful than You or I.

Value of Innovation

Together, we find creative solutions to take advantage of opportunities to meet challenges while celebrating our collective competence.

Value of Quality

We support people to plan, choose, and contribute to their personal outcomes and live a rewarding life based on their individual choices and preferences.

Annual Report

As we reflect back on 2017, we are honored to be able to share with you, the many accomplishments we have collectively realized this past year. From expanding our services, enhancing team member training, and earning prestigious accreditations, to innovating new ways to help our individuals realize their dreams, FREE is proud to be able to provide the utmost care and quality services to the men, women, and children we are so proud to support each day!