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We work with people with disabilities — both survivors of domestic violence and homeless men, women and children — to thrive in safe, supportive communities.

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About BFL

Our Programs

Freedom House

Safe, accessible shelter for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities and their families. Support groups, housing placement.

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Secret Garden

Counseling, support groups & safety planning for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities.

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Transitional Housing

Shelter for formerly homeless men and women with disabilities. Housing placement, skill building workshops.

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Permanent homes for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. On site counseling, skill-building workshops and community events.

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Meet Us

“My family feels safe. We are learning to be strong and to love ourselves. I am so glad we are here”

Read Olga’s story

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The Issue

4 times

Children and adults with disabilities are four times more likely to be abused then those without disabilities.

up to 85%

Between 70% and 85% of cases of abuse against adults with disabilities go unreported.

5 million

Approximately 5 million vulnerable adults annually become crime victims.

Latest News

BFL Team Members Get Involved With Education | Read

Larry Wilson Joins Freedom House Team | Read

BFL Apartments’ Team Works With Tenants To Achieve Dreams | Read

Young Freedom House Resident’s Poem of Hope | Read

Barrier Free Living’s Secret Garden Empowerment Groups Thrive In 2017 | Read

Disability Pride Parade Fund Raiser | Read

Spread The Sparkle Holiday Event For Barrier Free Living | Read

NYC Metro RID ASL Happy Hour Event | Read

Kids Of BFL Apartments Perform Charlie Brown Play | Read

National Action Network Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner For People In Shelter | Read

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