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Join our mission! We work with survivors of domestic violence with disabilities at our shelter and programs and celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2021. Part time and full time opportunities. People with disabilities encouraged to apply.

Hybrid home/site work model for many positions.

“I remember bringing a new family to our Freedom House (domestic violence shelter). The mom was so overwhelmed when she saw her room for the first time she burst into tears. Moments like that remind me of why I’m here.”

— Robert McKenzie, team member since 2001

BENEFIT HIGHLIGHTS

Medical
100% paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance. A robust, competitive plan.
401K Matching Program
An up to 5% employer match with the 401k plan (after one year of employment).
Vacation
A generous plan with paid vacation, sick days, personal days and 11 paid holidays per year.
Employee Assistance Program
A rich employee assistance program (CCA) offering free support and online workshops focusing on the “value and potential” of every
WHY WE WORK AT BARRIER FREE LIVING
Respect & Great Teams

Team members marching in New York City’s annual Disability Pride parade

Rewarding Work

Team member Irma at BFL’s annual domestic violence awareness month Clothesline Project event.

Benefits & Support

BFL encourages staff wellness and self care offering everything from financial planning workshops to yoga.

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Staff Spotlight: Vanessa Salazar Celebrates 20 Years at BFL

Vanessa Salazar first joined Barrier Free Living as a volunteer in 2001, working at the agency’s former Transitional Housing program on the Lower East Side.

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ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS

5,752

The number of outreaches done by BFL’s Secret Garden team in 2019. The team also offered 2,266 face to face session to survivors of domestic violence in 2019.

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 »