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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.

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

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

Latest News

BFL Team Presents At Institute On Violence, Abuse And Trauma Conference | Read

Barrier Free Living Presents At NY Association On Independent Living Conference | Read

INCLUDEnyc Launches Spanish-Language Website | Read

Staff Profile: Linette Holmes, Freedom House | Read

Assurant Awards Barrier Free Living $50,000 Financial Literacy Grant | Read

Protecting One Another Showcases Service Animals Assisting People With Disabilities | Read

Barrier Free Living Communication Intern Shares Summer Highlights | Read

Secret Survivors Documentary & Panel Explores Deaf & Hearing Survivors | Read

Columbia University Programs In Occupational Therapy Mention Student Work at BFL | Read

BFL Apartments Summer Kids Show | Read

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