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 other organizations and companies to find new ways to help our community.

Here’s a recent example:



The newly launched Give One organization worked with the tenant’s Garden Club at BFL Apartments this April to spruce up the 6th floor roof. The volunteers and the tenants cleaned the roof, planted seeds and flowers and set up the area for spring.

“Watching the tenants work side by side with the volunteers was an amazing experience and a powerful example of community building,” says Scott Hess, Director of Communications who rolled up his sleeves and dug into the dirt with the crew.

Give One, which kicked off earlier this month with a meet and greet event, has a motto to “connect with the charities and organizations you want to support – online with your wallet, and on the ground with your time.”





Read About Other BFL Collaborations

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