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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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Dazzling Murals At Freedom House Domestic Violence Shelter By Volunteer Darlene | Read

Barrier Free Living CEO Cynthia Amodeo Part Of Special Victims Division Advisory Council | Read

Freedom House Celebrates Paul B. Feuerstein Family Center  | Read

October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month | Read

BFL 6th Annual Clothesline Project Oct. 4 Postponed | 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.




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