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Devuelva el Favor – Pay it Forward

January 23, 2016 BFL Blog en Español, Our Stories Tags: 0 Comments
Tan orgullosa como ella es de su propio jornada trabajando con nuestro programa de violencia doméstica Secret Garden BFL-Pay-It-Forward, Zenaida T. habla más apasionadamente sobre el impacto que su libertad del abuso ha tenido en sus hijos. Después de años de violencia doméstica que "se sintió como una camisa de fuerza que nunca fue removida" Zenaida encontró seguridad, consejería y curación en el Jardín Secreto. Mientras recuperaba su propia vida y dignidad, empezó… read more

Pay It Forward

January 23, 2016 Our Stories Tags: 0 Comments
As proud as she is of her own journey working with our Secret Garden domestic violence program, Zenaida T. speaks most passionately about the impact her freedom from abuse has had on her children. After years of domestic violence that “felt like a strait jacket that was never removed” Zenaida found safety, counseling and healing at Secret Garden. As she reclaimed her own life and dignity, she began to see the changes… read more

La Historia de Olga: De la Casa de la Libertad a los Apartamentos BFL Un Camino de Esperanza

January 5, 2016 BFL Blog en Español, BFL News, Current Events, Domestic Violence and Disabilities, Our Stories, Shelter Tags: , 0 Comments
El día en que Olga encontró un resguardo seguro para ella y sus tres hijos en el refugio de Violencia Doméstica Freedom House de Barrier Free Living, es un momento que ella siempre apreciará. Ese momento, sin embargo, fue sólo el comienzo de una camino que tomaría varios giros en los próximos años. "Mi abusador me golpeó muy mal en la calle. La policía vino y lo llevó a la… read more

Olga’s Story: From Freedom House To BFL Apartments A Journey Of Hope

January 5, 2016 BFL News, Current Events, Domestic Violence and Disabilities, Our Stories, Shelter Tags: , 0 Comments
The day Olga found safe haven at Barrier Free Living's Freedom House Domestic Violence Shelter for herself and her three children is a moment she will forever cherish. That moment, however, was only the beginning of a journey that would take several twists over the next several years. "My abuser beat me up very bad on the street. The police came and took him to jail. That was in 2012,"… read more

Music and Mission

September 23, 2015 Our Stories Tags: 0 Comments
When he’s not exploring benefit and housing opportunities for Deaf /Hard of Hearing survivors of domestic violence, Secret Garden Case Manager is likely jamming on his sax Attracted to Barrier Free Living's mission, in particular the agency’s powerful work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing survivors, Caelan joined the team this past year and hit the ground running. He took time out to answer a few questions about his first few months at… read more

New Start: Resident LeVar Jeffers

August 21, 2015 Current Events, Our Stories, Shelter Tags: 0 Comments
We had the honor of visiting Barrier Free Living Apartment resident LeVar Jeffers the day he moved  into his new studio. The joy and sense of celebration was palatable. “I came from the streets. This is a new start to get my life together,” says LeVar. Now that he has a safe home, LeVar plans to pursue computer repair school and study martial arts… read more

Nuevo comienzo: Residente LeVar Jeffers

August 21, 2015 BFL Blog en Español, Current Events, Our Stories, Shelter Tags: 0 Comments
Tuvimos el honor de visitar al residente LeVar Jeffers de Barrier Free Living Apartments  el día en que se trasladó a su nuevo estudio. La alegría y el sentido de la celebración era apetecible. "Vine de las calles. Este es un nuevo comienzo para recuperar mi vida", dice LeVar. Ahora que tiene un hogar seguro, LeVar planea estudiar la reparación de computadoras y estudiar las artes marciales."… read more

The Giving Group Hosts Holiday In July At Freedom House

August 6, 2015 BFL News, Domestic Violence and Disabilities, Our Stories Tags: 0 Comments
Inspired by "A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World" Julie Pasqual and some friends created "The Giving Group" and set out to turn their compassionate energy outward. Their generosity found a home at BFL's Freedom House this summer, where the group created a "Holiday in July" party for the domestic violence shelter's families. Pasqual has been donating her time doing yoga classes at Freedom… read more

The Giving Group Organiza Un Día de Fiesta en Julio en Freedom House

August 6, 2015 BFL Blog en Español, BFL News, Domestic Violence and Disabilities, Our Stories Tags: 0 Comments
Inspirados por el libro, "A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World", Julie Pasqual y algunos amigos crearon "The Giving Group" y se dispusieron a desviar su energía compasiva hacia afuera. Su generosidad encontró un hogar en Freedom House de BFL este verano, donde el grupo creó un "Un Día de Fiesta en Julio" para las familias del refugio de  violencia doméstica. Pasqual ha estado donando su tiempo impartiendo clases de yoga en Freedom House durante… read more

Project Give Back, Pam Hall

May 23, 2015 Our Stories Tags: 0 Comments
Pam Hall, a former resident of Barrier Free Livings Transitional Shelter in 2009, didn’t want to just move on in her life, she wanted to give back. “For me, Barrier Free Living’s Transitional Housing program was a saving grace. I came to believe that whatever I want to achieve I can if I work for it. If people say you can’t, I say don’t believe them,” says Pam. Pam gained the confidence and… read more

Nuevo Proyecto – Project Give Back, Thomas

April 23, 2015 BFL Blog en Español, Our Stories Tags: 0 Comments
Barrier Free Living inició su nuevo proyecto Project Give Back (Devuelve lo Recibido), en el que los antiguos residentes "devuelven lo recibido" trabajando en un proyecto relacionado con el refugio. Thomas, un antiguo residente pintó un mural dinámico e inspirador en el patio del programa de Vivienda de Transición (Transitional Housing). Thomas aparece en la película de la misión Barrier Free Living de Blake Drummond, aquí.… read more

Project Give Back, Thomas

April 23, 2015 Our Stories Tags: 0 Comments
Barrier Free Living kicked off its new Project Give Back, where former residents “give back” by working on a project related to the shelter. Thomas, a former resident painted a dynamic, inspirational mural on the patio of the Transitional Housing program. Thomas is featured in the Barrier Free Living mission film by Blake Drummond, here… read more

Ndidi Alimole, Intern

September 19, 2014 Our Stories 0 Comments
Ndidi joined BFL as a marketing and administration intern in 2011. Her goal: to contribute to our mission while building her job skill set. After six exemplary months, Ndidi was hired at Horowitz Associates as a Program Coordinator Assistant. “As an intern at Barrier Free Living, it was not only a rewarding experience, but also the right stepping stone toward a career that I knew I wanted,” said Ndidi. “Without my experience… read more

Ndidi Alimole, Estudiante en Práctica

September 19, 2014 BFL Blog en Español, Our Stories 0 Comments
Ndidi se unió a BFL en el 2011 para la práctica profesional de marketing y administración. Su objetivo: contribuir a nuestra misión mientras construye su conjunto de habilidades de trabajo. Después de seis meses ejemplares, Ndidi fue contratada en Horowitz Associates como Asistente de Coordinador de Programas. "Como estudiante en práctica en Barrier Free Living, no sólo tuve una experiencia gratificante, sino también fue el paso correcto hacia una carrera que yo… read more