Year: 2023

Volunteer Spotlight: Kitty Shares Her Talents & Art!

March 23, 2023 Uncategorized 0 Comments
Inspired by Barrier Free Living's (BFL) work with survivors of domestic violence with disabilities, artist Kitty reached out to the agency this winter ready to make a difference. This spring she will be creating a colorful wall mural at BFL's Freedom House domestic violence shelter. And this March, she is sharing her incredible talents (photos featured above and below) at the New York City art show INTER-RITUALS: Between Materiality and… read more

Barrier Free Living Tenant’s “The History of Me” ARTkive Show

March 16, 2023 Uncategorized 0 Comments
Tenant's at Barrier Free Living's supportive housing program (BFLA) in the Bronx showcased artwork "exploring past, present and future" at an event held in the community room this March. Participants worked with BFLS's occupational therapy team to create expressive pieces that included varied mediums, from painted pottery to plants and hand painted rearview mirrors. BFL works with survivors of domestic violence with disabilities at… read more

Kids & Adults Celebrate Black History Month With Art Show at BFLA Apartments

March 10, 2023 Uncategorized 0 Comments
  Adults and kids living at Barrier Free Living's BFLA Apartments supportive housing program in the Bronx celebrated Black History Month with an art show and exhibit. During March, BFLA's newly renovated kid's learning center hosted a series of educational and art activities where the children learned about the life and works of artists Jean Michel Basquiat and… read more

BFL Celebrates Intertwine Arts

March 2, 2023 Uncategorized 0 Comments
A supporter and collaborator offering weaving classes to survivors of domestic violence with disabilities at our programs, the former SAORI Arts has a new name! BFL is grateful to be featured on the group's partner webpage. SAORI shares: We founded SAORI Arts NYC in 2015 to bring the unique philosophy of SAORI weaving to people of all ages with developmental, physical, or mental disabilities or chronic illness… read more

Valentine Project Brings Heart-Felt Joy To BFL Survivors

February 15, 2023 Uncategorized 0 Comments
For the third year in a row, survivors of domestic violence with disabilities at Barrier Free Living’s (BFL) programs received gorgeous gift bags prepared by the Valentine Community Project. The project delivered 160 gift bags to BFL.  Overall the project delivered gift bags to 548 residents at 15 shelters for people fleeing domestic abuse and trafficking Emily Valentine Sottile shares how the project came to be: “The Valentine Community Project is a community… read more