October 2, 2012 Advocacy, BFL News, Corporate/Event Sponsors, Current Events, Domestic Violence and Disabilities 0 Comments

At a press conference on Oct. 2, Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer released a report and survey that uncovered the pervasiveness of economic abuse in New York City, shining a light on a form of domestic violence that takes a heavy toll on victims but too often goes unrecognized and unaddressed. The first-of-its kind report “Economic Abuse: The Untold Cost of Domestic Violence” was co-authored with Sakhi for South Asian Women, a domestic violence advocacy group, and released in partnership with the Worker Institute at Cornell, a forum for research on contemporary labor issues. “Hardly anyone connects domestic abuse and disability. Thanks to our partnerships in the city and state of New York, Barrier Free Living has been able to shine the light on that connection and create the largest domestic violence intervention program for people with disabilities in the country,” said Paul Feuerstein, CEO and President, Barrier Free Living. “We salute the Borough president’s initiative to shine the light on the issue of economic abuse.”

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