Barrier Free Living former consumer Alejandrina Cruz was quoted in an article about domestic violence in New York. As the city budgets decrease, domestic violence programs become more valuable to the community. Here is an excerpt from the article:
Alejandrina came to Barrier Free Living in 2009 while trying to escape an abusive significant other.
The group helped her transition from living in a shelter to finding an apartment of her own. They also provided her with counseling and case management, guiding her through getting back on her feet and creating her own life.
“I’ve been doing things with my life, different things,” Alejandrina said. “I’ve been taking self-defense classes and teaching Spanish, and I continue with my life with the help of my case manager.”