Make a Difference

Volunteer, get your company involved in a project, or donate to BFL.

How Can You Help?

Get Your Company to Volunteer

Hundreds of volunteers, from Morgan Stanley to Moody’s, drive our mission by providing volunteer hours and project dollars. Plant a garden, repaint a kid’s game room. Get involved. A few hours makes a tremendous difference in the lives of our shelter families. For details, email [email protected]



Partner With Us For An Event

We plan events, large and small, from a mixer on the roof of our new housing complex in the Bronx, to an incredible holiday party for the kids of our shelters. We can use your expertise in planning, or a few hours to make our events shine. For details, email [email protected]



Make a Financial Contribution

Every single dollar counts. Contribute now and make a huge impact in the lives of our families living free of abuse and thriving in their new communities. For details, email [email protected]

Donate Now

Make an In-Kind Donation

Tutor a young person. Donate a laptop. Or be part of our annual holiday toy & back to school drives. For details, email [email protected]



Building Successful Partnerships

Barrier Free Living collaborates with individual volunteers, organizations and companies to find new ways to help our community.

Here’s a recent example:



When Bethelihem and her family arrived at Barrier Free Living’s Freedom House domestic violence shelter in 2014, the only thing on her mind was safety.

Not long into her stay, she discovered the power of helping others as part of her own healing journey. Today, as a senior at Hunter College of City University of New York (CUNY) pursuing a Sociology degree, Bethelihem decided that she wanted to give back to the shelter that gave so much to her family during their time of crisis.


Read the full story here. 





Read About Other BFL Collaborations

Make a Difference Volunteers at BFL Apartments/ Read

Moody’s Volunteers At Shelter Wellness Fair | Read

Fred Alger Management Donates Easter Baskets To Young Tenants at BFL Apartments | Read

Second Chance Toys Donates To Freedom House Shelter | Read

Spread The Sparkle Hosts Easter Event For BFL Domestic Violence Programs | ReadSave



50 families

50 families (survivors of domestic violence with a disability) moved into their own homes at BFL Apartments in 2016.

141 children

141 children are living safely at Freedom House domestic violence shelters and BFL Apartments in 2016.

5000 calls

5000 hotline calls taken at our Secret Garden program in 2015