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Breaking down barriers & advocating for people with disabilities since 1981.

Accessible housing. Support networks. Domestic violence advocacy. Dream building.

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Our vision is a barrier free world. We strive for a world free from abuse and bias, where people with disabilities live in a supportive environment. In this world, society values all its members and individuals with disabilities are free of any barriers preventing them from reaching their fullest potential.

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Who We Are

BFL-history1Barrier Free Living (BFL) began its ground-breaking work with people with disabilities in 1978 as a Federally-funded Research and Demonstration Project first known as “Project Outward Bound”.

Since then, BFL has gone on to work with thousands of people with disabilities, has launched several successful award winning programs and has become a leader in working with survivors of domestic violence with disabilities.

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Empowering people. Changing lives.

Freedom House Domestic Violence Shelter Celebrates 11 Year Anniversary

Barrier Free Living’s Freedom House domestic violence shelter celebrated it’s 11th year anniversary by honoring staff and celebrating the program’s mission.

Staff members were presented with awards during the event as the agency honored the program’s past decade working with survivors of domestic violence with disabilities, and their families.

Below, view the ten year anniversary celebration video highlights.

View the celebration video here.

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The Issue

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.

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