FREED Center for Independent Living

Jail and Bail Fundraiser 2018

It’s time for the annual Jail and Bail Fundraiser, sponsored by KNCO. Several of FREED’s kind supporters are heading to “Jail” and will be collecting “Bail” in order to get out, and to support FREED! Check out the BAIL WANTED posters below, and click on the button below your favorite jailee to help ...

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Pathways Art Exhibit - Friday, December 15th, 4Pm to 8PM

FREED Center for Independent Living and the California Arts Council are happy to announce the opening of “Pathways,” a fine art exhibit featuring the work of Resident Artists Juliette Williams and Linda Cipolla. Americana music will be provided by ukulele player Carol Meals and friends. Juliette’s paintings and Linda’s fabric and metal ...

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Celebrating Our Roots - October 13th

FREED Center for Independent Living Celebrating Our Roots 1950's Theme Party! October 13th, 2017  5:30 PM – 9:00 PM Buy Tickets Become a Sponsor Summer Thyme's Bakery & Deli, Grass Valley Come Celebrate FREED with stories and poetry from Nevada County’s disability rights movement. Join with members of FREED’s board and staff, local people with disabilities, friends and family ...

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Connecting our Community: Yuba and Sutter Counties have a new resource for older adults to get answers and get connected to information.

Marysville, CA — Beginning this July, through a grant provided by Agency on Aging Area 4, FREED is the new provider for the Senior Information & Assistance Program in Yuba and Sutter Counties. FREED is your local one-stop shop for any and all of your aging and disability related questions. FREED provides information ...

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Spaghetti Feed for FREED!

Come celebrate FREED and our community with good food and entertainment! A spaghetti dinner provided by the employee owners of  Recology Yuba-Sutter will take place on Friday, August 25th at 6 pm  Dinner includes all you can eat spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert.  Wine and beer will be available for purchase, with all proceeds benefiting FREED. A Silent ...

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Our Community: Aging & Disability Conference - July 19, 2017

Our Community: An Aging & Disability Conference July 19, 2017 9am - 4pm Gold Miners Inn, Grass Valley Are You a Person with a Disability, Older Adult,  Provider, Family Member, Caregiver, or Friend?  RSVP Today! Call 211 by July 16 to RSVP and request disability related accommodations ASL Interpreter at the event! Lunch provided! Workshops Local Resources | Housing | Assistive Technology ...

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Your PG&E Bill May be Increasing Dramatically! - How to Get Involved

Most Californians will soon see a change in the way they are billed for electricity: the center for accessible technology wants to hear from you about what this will mean What is changing about my electricity rates? Right now, most households pay for electricity with tiered rates.  When you use electricity, the initial rate each ...

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New Pilot Program: Voice Options Kicks-off on January 11th!

FREED is excited to be a partner in the new Voice Options program.  This program connects Californians with speech language disabilities to iPads with speech apps. Using a speech app may make being understood easier and allow you to speak independently.  Voice Options is a pilot program of the California Public Utilities Commission. ...

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The SCAN Foundation Community of Constituents Regional Coalition

Formed in 2011, the Community Living Implementation Council (CLIC) of Nevada County advocates for consumer-friendly access to long-term services and supports (LTSS), as well as increased agency collaboration.  CLIC consists of 14 member organizations that provide services and programs to individuals with disabilities, older adults, caregivers, and family members.  The vision is that ...

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Keep FREED Rolling!

On Tuesday, November 29th, FREED is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to celebrating and encouraging giving. #GivingTuesday is a special call to action to create a global day of giving that brings diverse organizations and communities around the world together to give back. It is about ordinary people coming together to ...

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FREED’s Vision

People with disabilities enjoy a fully accessible community strengthened by diversity and unified by a culture of limitless possibility.

 FREED’s Mission

To promote independence and self-determination for people with disabilities through person-driven services, collaborative community partnerships and education, and leadership that advocates for fully inclusive communities. 

 Who are we?

FREED is a disability and aging resource center providing services to residents of a five county area comprised of Nevada, Sierra, Yuba, Sutter and Colusa Counties.  FREED’s funders include Agency on Aging Area 4,  California Department of Rehabilitation, US Administration of Community Living, SCAN Foundation, Dignity Health Foundation, Mental Health Services Act, California Department of Health Care Services, Nevada County, and City of Yuba City.