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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Learn more about Transitional Housing: a safe shelter for the activity daily living dependentTransitional Housing

After 28 years of operation, Barrier Free Living’s Transitional Housing program closed its doors on April 30, 2018. Barrier Free Living Founder, President/CEO Paul Feuerstein reflects on this ground-breaking program’s successes and challenges working with people with disabilities in New York City. Read his letter here. 


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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

4 times

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


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


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

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