We work with survivors of domestic violence with disabilities

Our special domestic violence month coverage – survivor and advocate stories plus outreach & events – begins October 1.  Click Here. 

About BFL

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. 


meet-us-ajaMeet Us

Aja Ruffin, a Resident Aide at Freedom House joined the team in 2016 with a drive to help others.  Read Aja’s story  


Deaf Services

Learn how BFL’s Deaf Services team works with survivors of domestic violence.

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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 the first four months of 2018, BFL’s Secret Garden received 543 domestic violence hotline calls

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