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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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Programs-BFLApartmentsBFL Apartments

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

Monique will never forget the night her son Keenan saved her life …

See more of Monique & Keenan’s story here

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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

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

Poet/Educator Cathryn Ana Glenday | Read

Hearts Of Gold Donates Gift Bags To Freedom House Pregnant Moms | Read

BFL Apartments Community Halloween Party Draws Kids, Parents, Staff | Read

#AskHumanRightsNYC Twitter Q&A Friday October 28 | Read

Helping Hands For The Disabled NYC Halloween Party | Read

Surviving & Thriving Domestic Violence Awareness Event Oct. 21 | Read

Art By Kids Of Freedom House Shelter Featured At TD Bank’s Bring Change | Read

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