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FREED Names New Executive Director

The FREED Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Carly Pacheco as the new Executive Director. This appointment was effective July 1, 2021. She had been the Interim Executive Director since May 4, 2021. With over 7 years at FREED and almost 5 years as Deputy Director, Carly has demonstrated strong leadership […]

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FREED Announces Executive Director Transition

We are pleased to announce that Ana Acton has accepted the position of Deputy Director of Independent Living and Community Access Division at the California Department of Rehabilitation, effective June 2, 2021. As Executive Director for the past 9 years, Ana Acton has continued the standard of great leadership at FREED and is a model […]

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FREED Statement on COVID-19 & Masks

November 20, 2020 – The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law thirty years ago to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities and to extend opportunity and promote inclusion of people with disabilities in society. Here in Nevada County, people with disabilities play an important role in all facets of life and social discourse. […]

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Announcing the FREED Artist in Residence Program

November 12, 2017 – FREED and the California Council for the arts are excited to announce The FREED Artist’s Residency program, a paid arts internship that offers Nevada County residents with disabilities experience with exhibiting, marketing, and selling their art.  This paid residency (coming with a $700 stipend) will be offered to two Nevada County […]

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Our Community: Aging & Disability Conference on July 19

Grass Valley, Calif. July 5, 2017 – On Wednesday, July 19, over 100 attendees are expected to gather in Grass Valley for workshops and presentations on subjects related to aging and disability. This event is being hosted by the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) of Nevada County, a network of public, private, and nonprofits […]

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The Sidewalk Gang, FREED, partnering with Public Works Department to improve sidewalks

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. October 24, 2016 – Informal community organizations can cooperate to create positive change. The Sidewalk Gang, a neighborhood group at the Gold Country Senior Village in Grass Valley, has been partnering with the Department of Public Works and with the FREED Center for Independent Living to advocate for improvements to our community’s […]

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