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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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A resident aide at BFL Apartments, Darique mentors kids in his spare time.

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Domestic Violence and Disabilities Issues and Solutions

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

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There were 23 families at BFL’s Freedom House shelter who moved into their own homes in 2017.

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In one month, BFL’s Secret Garden provided 84 counseling sessions which allowed clients to explore a path to safety.

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Freedom House Domestic Violence Shelter 11 Year Anniversary Film | Read

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