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…ividual and group counseling to adults, children and adolescents. Prior to Freedom House she worked with youth in alternatives to detention and incarceration programs, student veterans and crime victims. Since opening in 2006 as one of t…
Studies reveal that 80 to 90% of children who live in violent homes are keenly aware of the violence. ("Effects of Domestic Violence on Children," Mediation Quarterly)* The fact is, children often come to programs like Barrier Free Living…
…ividual and group counseling to adults, children and adolescents. Prior to Freedom House she worked with youth in alternatives to detention and incarceration programs, student veterans and crime victims. Approximately 12.7 to 17.9% of Am…
Art created by the children living at Barrier Free Living's Freedom House domestic violence shelter will be on display Monday October 17. The exhibit is presented by the NYC Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, NYC Human Resou…
…ser and the victim. But what about the children? Ray and Janay Rice have a 2-year-old daughter. We don't know if she has ever witnessed domestic violence in her household or ever will. What we do know is more than 3 million children hav…
…kes a look at the toll war takes on the children of warriors. View the Video. …
…ents by Secrets catering and the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) was held at BFL's Freedom House emergency shelter. Events by Secrets provided Freedom House families brunch, a  hot dog cart,  popcorn cart and gifts. Harlem Children Zone pro…
…r event to benefit homeless mothers and children, donating gifts to the kids of Freedom House Emergency Shelter. "The children each received a backpack with supplies, a new pair of sneakers, an outfit, and gift card to Children's Place," s…
Sexual Abuse of Children with Disabilities: A National Snapshot was recently released at a congressional briefing in Washington, DC.  The report provides an overview of the latest research on the incidence and prevalence of sexual abuse o…
…  Today she is the proud mother of two children, Ethan and Eric. The accounting team grew under Yueqin's management, and today includes Sol Coriat, Prudencia Pena, Axel Solis and Vicki Wang. The team worked together at the original 270 …
…ie to talk about the work she does with children, the challenges she faces and the lessons she continues to learn. BFL: Tell us how you first became familiar with Freedom House, and what drew you to working here. Also, tell us a littl…
…primarily with disabilities or who have children with disabilities. Freedom House is physically equipped to serve people with all kinds of disabilities. The staff of Freedom House is fluent in English, Spanish and American Sign Language. …
…nd a way up and out for herself and her children. “The (domestic violence) incident that took place on June 5th turned everything upside down for me,” says Olivia. “I needed to get away from this abusive relationship with my childr…
…ss Month dinner for residents and their children this month. Celebrating 12 years in New York City, Freedom House is a domestic violence shelter (90-180 day stay) for women, men and children. We serve both families and single individuals…
…metimes inappropriately rely on hearing children to interpret or they rely on written communication. There is a long history of Deaf people being discriminated against and seen as less intelligent or capable than hearing individuals, which …
…ties, and adults with disabilities with children. Freedom House was the first fully accessible temporary shelter for the disabled and is unparalleled in the services it offers. The Freedom House team understands the importance of family an…
…t shelters than women with families and children. Women survivors of Domestic Violence that need fae, immediate shelter (due to domestic violence) have access to assistance at places like Freedom House. NYC’s intake shelters are open 7 da…
…er (90-180 day stay) for women, men and children. View a short film about Freedom House here.   …
…Shelter Intake Center for Families with Children under 21 Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) Intake Center Address: 151 East 151st Street Bronx, NY Phone: 212-607-6200 Subway: 2, 4 or 5 …
…on that Freedom House has for women and children.  They are doing a great job with women and children to move on and change their lives. The other reason I decided to come back is because I used to teach children Amharic (the national l…
…utiful donation of toys to use with the children. "The toys have impacted children in a very positive way." stated Yenely Gomez, MSW and Director of Child Care/Recreation at Freedom House. "Through use of the toys and play, the children can…
…ividual and group counseling to adults, children and adolescents. Prior to Freedom House she worked with youth in alternatives to detention and incarceration programs, student veterans and crime victims. Approximately 1 in 10 Americans a…
…ividual and group counseling to adults, children and adolescents. Prior to Freedom House she worked with youth in alternatives to detention and incarceration programs, student veterans and crime victims. Photo by Julieta Cervantes. Barr…
…omestic Violence situation, we think of children, finances, safety, and a place to live. However, less often we think of pets.  Just as much as fellow humans are family members, so are our furry friends. Knowing the strong emotional bon…
…f violence, particularly with women and children. I also felt that the staff was close-knit and respectful of each other, and I loved BFL's mission to help support people with disabilities. BFL: What do you most look forward to tackling …
…estic violence on individuals, couples, children, caregivers, and communities. The young adults provided incredible insight as they were given an opportunity to share their points of view and at times their own personal experiences with dom…
…hair repair shop, and face painting for children. The logistics to get there from New York were a bit challenging, but on both days I met many people with mobility challenges who had braved Penn Station with its inadequate elevators to g…
…ividual and group counseling to adults, children and adolescents. Prior to Freedom House she worked with youth in alternatives to detention and incarceration programs, student veterans and crime victims. Photo at top, a mother and daughter …