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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

“I am daily inspired by my coworkers and their passion to do great work.”

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Issues & Solutions

4 times

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

22

There were 22 families at BFL’s Freedom House shelter who moved into their own homes in 2016.

84

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

Latest News

BFL Apartments Kids Show At 138th Street Community Garden Stage | Read

Bronx Academy Of Letters Students Donate To BFL Shelter | Read

BFL’s Transitional Housing Program Celebrates Father’s Day | Read

Community Building BBQ Summer Kick Off At BFL Apartments | Read

Playwright David Drake Brings Theatre Camp For Kids To BFL Apartments | Read

HSU Gala 2017 Building A Coalition For Change | Read

Moody’s Volunteers At Shelter Wellness Fair | Read

Human Rights Watch Film Fest Focus on Disability Rights | Read

BFL Apartments Kids Mural Featured On Pix11 News NYC | Read

Staff Spotlight: Tamar’s Story | Read

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