Year: 2013

Pajama Program Delivers PJs and Books to BFL’s Freedom House

January 29, 2013 BFL News, Current Events, Domestic Violence and Disabilities Tags: 0 Comments
The Pajama Program, which "delivers warm sleepwear and nurturing books to children in need" has connected with BFL's Freedom House program. The program will drop its first donation this January… read more

BFL’s Domestic Violence Program Secret Garden Offers Reiki

January 29, 2013 Advocacy, BFL News, Current Events, Domestic Violence and Disabilities Tags: 0 Comments
Barrier Free Living’s Domestic Violence Program Secret Garden Offers Reiki Sessions for consumers with Practitioner Antoinette Calabretta. Certified in Reiki, Anotinette is also a Case Manager at Secret Garden. Click here for flyer. Reiki session is offered bimonthly, on Wednesdays starting February 6, 2013. For more information contact Antoinette Calabretta at 212-533-4358. Reiki is a very specific form of energy healing, in which hands are placed just off… read more

H.E.A.L: Healing and Education for Allies and Loved Ones Support Group

January 28, 2013 Advocacy, BFL News, Current Events, Domestic Violence and Disabilities 0 Comments
A Support Group where family and loved ones of LGBTQ survivors of Intimate Partner Violence create a safe space filled with education and understanding, and share ways to support themselves, each other, and their loved ones. All sessions will be held at AVP’s Midtown Offices: 240 West 35th Street, 2nd floor. Click here for flyer. To learn more or to schedule an intake session: Call Suzy or Julia at 212-714-1184 x24. Participants must attend an intake session by February 1, 2013… read more

Court Legal Interpreting Coalition Seeks Feedback

January 28, 2013 Advocacy, BFL News, Current Events, Domestic Violence and Disabilities 0 Comments
Court Legal Interpreting Coalition (CLIC) is offering assistance and a chance to share your experience and stories. Did you get an interpreter for your day in court? Did you understand your interpreter? Did the interpreter understand you? CLIC wants to collect your information, your experiences and any concerns you may have encountered in the legal process and court system.Tell your story. VIEW THE INFO. VIDEO HERE.… read more

Deaf Justice Coalition Seeks Input: Video on NYPD Experiences

January 25, 2013 Advocacy, BFL News, Current Events 0 Comments
A great video to check out: The Deaf Justice Coalition ("DJC") wants to learn about Deaf and hard of hearing individuals' experiences with the NYPD! This video explains the survey the DJC is doing. Click here for video.… read more

NY Cares Coat Drive Delivers Warmth To BFL Shelter Residents

January 23, 2013 Advocacy, BFL News, Shelter Tags: 1 Comment
The New York Cares 24th Annual Coat Drive delivered over 40 warm coats to residents of BFL's Transitional Housing program for people with disabilities.  Thus far, over 60 thousand coats have been distributed in the NY area.  To find out more about the coat drive, additional information, email [email protected] or call 212.228.5000… read more

Breaking Barriers Print Newsletter Goes Green

January 15, 2013 BFL News, Current Events 0 Comments
The agency's Breaking Barriers newsletter (click here for the latest 2013 edition) is shipping out its last print edition this month, turning to an online version moving foreword.  The shift is part of the agency's overall mission to go green, and continue to ramp up it's social media presence… read more

BFL Featured in NY Times Article Part of Neediest Cases

January 14, 2013 BFL News, Current Events, Domestic Violence and Disabilities Tags: 0 Comments
An article (excerpt below) in  Jan. 14, 2013 NY Times, about Secret Garden consumer Alejandrina Cruz. Click here to read the full article. Alejandrina Cruz may be the only Bronx grandmother with a kung fu movie collection to rival that of a subway salesman laden with cartons of contraband. Ms. Cruz, 65, lived in the city shelter system for more than three years while working to repair wounds left by years of physical and emotional abuse. For the past 100… read more

BFL Speakers Bureau Newsletter

January 2, 2013 Advocacy, BFL News, Domestic Violence and Disabilities 1 Comment
Barrier Free Living Survivors Speakers Bureau, which started in May 2012, ended 2012 with the third edition of its  newsletter.  The Bureau looks  "forward to meeting your speaker needs for women with Disabilities. Our founding organizers Theresa McIntosh and Patrice C. Queen encourage your inquiries and opportunities to educate your organization, school, university or event on the issues of domestic violence and its intersection with disabilities." Info: [email protected]… read more

ABC News Story on BFL’s Freedom House

January 2, 2013 BFL News, Current Events, Domestic Violence and Disabilities Tags: 1 Comment
ABC News' Lauren Glassberg reports on the journey of a resident at BFL's Freedom House Emergency Shelter for survivors of domestic violence. See Grace's story here.… read more

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 »