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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

Ping Pong Champ Teaches Kids At BFL Apartments | Read

Secret Garden At End Violence Against Women Conference | Read

Freedom House Healthy Living Workshop | Read

Barrier Free Living Announces Leadership Team Changes | Read

Ribbon Cutting For Kids Playground Mural At BFL Apartments | Read

Famed Graffiti Artists Crash & Bio Paint Kids Mural At BFL Apartments | Read

Ping Pong Champ Teaches Kids At BFL Apartments | Read

BFL Apartments Kicks Off Kids Summer Theatre Workshop | Read

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

Bronx Academy Of Letters Students Donate To BFL Shelter | Read

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