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.
Our mission is to help individuals of all abilities realize their full potential
Together…Creating the right solution for any need.
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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.