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]
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:
Volunteers from Morgan Stanley spent the day painting and gardening at Barrier Free Living’s (BFL) transitional housing shelter for people with disabilities on June 10 as part of the Federation of Protestant Welfare‘s (FPWA) summer corporate service day.
The energetic group painted and refurbished a kitchen area and office, as well as weeding and planting the shelter’s garden area where residents gather.
“These few hours of service impact the lives of our residents for months to come,” says Scott Hess, Director of Communications at BFL. “A brightly painted room, a garden with new blooms can make a big difference for a resident who is having a tough day. We are so grateful to both Morgan Stanley and the FPWA for the support.”
Read About Other BFL Collaborations
Moody’s Spruces Up Game Room For Freedom House Shelter Kids | 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 | Read
BFL This Year
50 families (survivors of domestic violence with a disability) moved into their own homes at BFL Apartments in 2016.
141 children are living safely at Freedom House domestic violence shelters and BFL Apartments in 2016.
5000 hotline calls taken at our Secret Garden program in 2015