Author: Barrier Free Living

Art By Kids Of Freedom House Shelter Featured At TD Bank’s Bring Change Event

October 14, 2016 BFL News, Current Events Tags: 0 Comments
Art made by the kids from Barrier Free Living's (BFL) domestic violence programs was on display at the TD Bank's Bring Change Event Friday Oct. 7 in NYC. BFL works with people with disabilities — both survivors of domestic violence and homeless men, women and children — to thrive in safe, supportive communities. Team members from BFL were on hand to talk about the agency's work, as the bank staff encouraged patrons to… read more

ABC’s Speechless Highlights Teen With A Disability

October 4, 2016 BFL News 0 Comments
While able-bodied actors portray 95 percent of actors with a disability, such is not the case with ABC’s new comedy “Speechless”. The show follows a family of five with a special needs child, and Micah Fowler, a teen who has cerebral palsy, plays the character in the comedy. Show creator Scott Silveri loosely based “Speechless” on his experience growing up with an older brother with a disability. The first episode features… read more

Exhibit Features Art By Children Of Barrier Free Living’s Freedom House Shelter

October 3, 2016 Current Events, Domestic Violence and Disabilities Tags: 0 Comments
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 Resources Administration and Gibney Dance Company. The event will be held at 53A Chambers Street on Monday October 17 from 4pm-6pm.… read more

Barrier Free Living Honored With Caritas Medal

October 3, 2016 BFL News, Current Events 0 Comments
Barrier Free Living was one of the honorees at St. John's Universities' Vincentian Convocation, held on September 22 in St. Thomas More Church at the Queens campus. Each year, the event honors people and organizations whose lives and work mirror the University’s mission. The Caritas Medal was presented to Paul Feuerstein, the President/CEO of  Barrier Free Living, for the agency's powerful work assisting those with disabilities. “As I listened to the citations… read more

Freedom House Team Joins Brides March On September 26

September 26, 2016 Domestic Violence and Disabilities, Program News Tags: 0 Comments
Freedom House domestic violence shelter team members attended this year's Bride's March. The March (where participants wear wedding gowns) "mourns the victims of domestic violence while raising awareness of the horrors of this antisocial criminal behavior." The Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk/Brides’ March is an annual event which was started in New York City in 2001 to remember Gladys Ricart, a Dominican woman from Washington Heights, who was murdered… read more