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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”

Olga, Barrier Free Living Apartments

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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

Take a look at some of the highlights from the Freedom House Ten | Read

Monique will never forget the night her son Keenan saved her life. “Keenan | Read

Freedom House domestic violence shelter team members attended this year’s Bride’s March. The | Read

Working with Coa design, Barrier Free Living will launch a stream-lined, mobile responsive | Read

BFL Apartments has launched a community newsletter, led by tenants and organized by | Read

Paul Feuerstein, President/CEO of Barrier Free Living was part of a panel on | Read

Volunteers from Moody’s made-over the Freedom House game room this month, brightening the | Read

Residents of Barrier Free Living’s Freedom House program and members of the agency’s | Read

Jericho Road will hold its 9th annual Breaking the Bonds of Domestic Violence | Read

My “encore”€ work is expanding our focus into assisting disabled victims of domestic | Read

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