Affirmative Businesses

FREE is aligned with the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), Office of Mental Health (OMH), and fully embraces its Employment First initiatives. The initiative allows the individuals we support to experience the natural therapy inherent in meaningful, purposeful and gainful employment opportunities. We provide opportunities through these and other businesses:

Fancy FREE

This unique retail environment provides training opportunities in customer service, marketing, money management, inventory and e-commerce development.

Swept FREE

Provides training and/or gainful employment for veterans and other individuals we support who are proficient in janitorial and repair services.

The Farm at St. Joseph

Provides a unique employment opportunity that includes land cultivation, harvesting produce and delivering the produce to the farm’s shareholders.

Terry’s Cafe

A full-service cafe providing breakfast and lunch at FREE’s Bethpage location.

TRI Go-Green

TRI Go-Green cleaning products are bottled and labeled by individuals supported at TRI. This line of cost-effective products are comparable to brand name products and produce equal, if not better, cleaning results. Products include a degreaser, glass cleaner, all purpose cleaner and sanitizer to satisfy all cleaning needs. TRI Go-Green products can be purchased by visiting www.triworks.org

TRI-Us Catering

Provides hands-on culinary services training for individuals pursuing a career in this rewarding field. Catering is provided on or off premises, with a full menu available to meet all needs. Training is provided in all aspects of menu planning and food preparation.

Saddle Rock Ranch

This 15-acre site offers therapeutic riding and horseback riding lessons to the general public. The Ranch also operates a fully functional greenhouse and vegetable garden, providing rich vocational experiences for individuals choosing to receive training in horticulture. Training is also provided in small and large animal care as well as land management.

Through our Transition to Work services, Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) is committed to creating ongoing supports to students and families through direct collaboration with local school districts and community partners.

By ensuring comprehensive work experience before, during and after a student transitions from high school, we increase the potential for future employability. FREE’s Transition to Work specializes in onsite and community based internships which include:

  • Food Service/Culinary
  • Retail
  • Hotel/Hospitality Services
  • Stock Inventory
  • Custodial/Maintenance
  • Library Assistant
  • Warehouse Assistant
  • Computer Skills/Data Entry
  • Reception/Office Clerical
  • Pet Care
  • Janitorial Services
  • Graphic Design
Our Continuum Offers:
Sustainable Employment
Job Placement

Contact Us to Get Started

For more information, please call
(516) 870-1600 or email info@familyres.org