Family Residences and Essential Enterprises Inc. (FREE) is a leader of providing community services and is committed to creating new solutions to support the people we serve. For those looking for options other than a traditional group home or day habilitation setting, FREE offers customized options where people choose who they would like to life with – or by themselves – and select the supports they would like to have in their home. This puts people with disabilities in charge of making decisions for themselves and in control of their services.
Fiscal Intermediary Services are available from Family Residences and Essential Enterprises to support a participant who self direct their services with budget authority. These tasks include billing and payment for goods and services, maintaining documents for the SD participant, approving staff time-sheets, and admin supports following OPWDD guidance. The FI is also responsible for reviewing initial budgets, budget amendments, providing monthly expenditure reports to the SD participant, and is the co-employer of record for staff hired by the participant.
Managing self-directed services be challenging. Our Self-Direction Mobile App keeps Individuals and their Families in control of their unique care services. Our SelfDirection Mobile App for Individuals & Families makes it easy to ensure transparency, accuracy, and connectivity.