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Our History 


In 2021, Barrier Free Living (BFL) celebrated our 40th Anniversary with our 40 years of Firsts Event.

BFL began its ground-breaking work with people with disabilities as a Federally-funded Research and Demonstration Project first known as “Project Outward Bound.” Today, our teams work with survivors of domestic violence with disabilities at our programs: Freedom House, Secret Garden and BFL Apartments.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Kitty Shares Her Talents & Art! | Read

Barrier Free Living Tenant’s “The History of Me” ARTkive Show | Read

Kids & Adults Celebrate Black History Month With Art Show at BFLA Apartments | Read

BFL Celebrates Intertwine Arts | Read

Valentine Project Brings Heart-Felt Joy To BFL Survivors | Read

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Ribbon Cutting ceremony at Barrier Free Living’s supportive housing program in the Bronx, 2015.

BFL team members at City Hall Human Services rally, 2022

Barrier Free Living supportive housing program tenant-led garden club members, 2019.

Volunteers at a Barrier Free Living Thanksgiving event for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities, 2017.

Volunteers at Barrier Free Living’s Freedom House shelter Handprints of the Heart event.

Barrier Free Living Founder, President/CEO Paul Feuerstein, 2022.

Photo: Ribbon cutting ceremony at Barrier Free Living Apartments, 2015.




Helping People with Disabilities Help Themselves

Our agency continues to provide services and support for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis. Read More »