April 15, 2020 Domestic Violence and Disabilities 0 Comments


An outpouring of donations  for Barrier Free Living’s domestic violence programs has brought support and hope to the staff, residents and tenants.

Heejung of New York City (a seamstress) and Malou of California (photo above) created dozens of masks for front line staff at Barrier Free Living Apartments in the Bronx, while organizations like the Supportive Housing Network of New York donated critical supplies.

Supporters like Hearts of Gold as well as a local deli donated food to residents at Barrier Free Living’s Freedom House domestic violence program.

A newly formed  COVID-19 Medical Student Outreach Program has signed on to provide “accurate and up to date information about the current crisis to individuals living and working in shelters and assisted housing programs.” Medical student volunteers from Weill Cornell Medical College will provide residents and staff with current COVID-19 related statistics and knowledge using a Zoom virtual forum.

Barrier Free Living Chief Program Officer Cynthia Amodeo shares the agency’s gratitude during this challenging time.

“Barrier Free Living is so grateful for our staff and also for all of the donations we have received, from food to personal protective equipment,  time and funds so we can continue to provide quality services at the agency while keeping everyone safe and healthy.”

Learn more how to make a difference.

Take a tour of Barrier Free Living’s Freedom House domestic violence shelter.




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