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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

“My family feels safe. We are learning to be strong and to love ourselves. I am so glad we are here”

Read Olga’s story

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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

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Freedom House Celebration Of Love | Read

Secret Garden Presents On Domestic Violence & Disability | Read

BFL Transitional Housing Shelter Launches Resident Newsletter | Read

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