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Our agency provides services and support for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities

About BFL

Barrier Free Living (BFL) offers comprehensive support services for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities at its fully accessible BFL Freedom House domestic violence shelter, award-winning BFL Secret Garden domestic violence counseling program, and BFL Apartments that offers permanent homes with support services to survivors with disabilities and their families. BFL is based in New York City.

Learn more about Freedom House: a fully accessible emergency shelter for disabled victims of domestic violence and their families.Freedom House

Freedom House is Barrier Free Living’s safe and accessible shelter for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities and their families. This BFL program offers counseling, support groups, advocacy, safety planning.

Learn more about Secret Garden: a counseling, support groups and safety planning programSecret Garden

Secret Garden is Barrier Free Living’s award winning program that offers counseling, support groups and safety planning for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities.

Learn more about Barrier Free Living (BFL) Apartments: apartments and studos for disabled victim/survivor of DV BFL Apartments

BFL Apartments offers permanent housing for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities, and veterans with disabilities. Services include on-site counseling, skill-building workshops, and community events. The complex is currently full, and there is no waiting list.

BFL SECRET GARDEN GASLIGHTING ANIMATED FILM

A look at the issue of gaslighting for survivors of domestic violence.

CREDITS

Creative Direction & Production Company: Diagonal Media
Illustration/Animation: Patrick Smith
Composer: Lindsay Jones (Tony Award nominee Slave Play)

Join us December 1, 2020 for a DJ, live music, stories, Santa, and a giant wreath lighting! 

A special “Wreath of Strength” kick off zoom event for the

BFL 40th Anniversary!

Visit the event page. Free tickets below. 

To learn more or be part of the event: [email protected]g

Reserve your tickets to the virtual event using the form below.

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.

9,000

In the NYC metropolitan area, women with a disability earn on average nearly $9,000 less than women without disabilities, and $16,000 per year less than men without a disability.

5,752

The number of outreaches done by BFL’s Secret Garden team in 2019. The team also offered 2,266 face to face session to survivors of domestic violence in 2019.

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Helping People with Disabilities Help Themselves

Our agency continues to provide services and support for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis. Read More »