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 Joe Freed Empowerment Fund

The mission of the Joe Freed Empowerment Fund is to empower persons with disabilities by supporting community action that encourages freedom, independence and integration. The Fund is in honor of the late Joseph D. Freed, RN, who was a nurse for Copper Country Mental Health, specializing in caring for individuals with disabilities. Helping hands, loving heart and giving spirit were Joe’s core values. Until his unexpected death after a brief illness in 2018, he enjoyed celebrating everyone and encouraging them to live life to the fullest. He believed individuals who feel good about themselves thrive. He believed empowered people can access freedom to live life to the fullest. The Fund shares Joe’s legacy of empowering others.