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…ss Month dinner for residents and their children this month. Celebrating 12 years in New York City, Freedom House is a domestic violence shelter (90-180 day stay) for women, men and children. We serve both families and single individuals…
…metimes inappropriately rely on hearing children to interpret or they rely on written communication. There is a long history of Deaf people being discriminated against and seen as less intelligent or capable than hearing individuals, which …
…ties, and adults with disabilities with children. Freedom House was the first fully accessible temporary shelter for the disabled and is unparalleled in the services it offers. The Freedom House team understands the importance of family an…
…t shelters than women with families and children. Women survivors of Domestic Violence that need fae, immediate shelter (due to domestic violence) have access to assistance at places like Freedom House. NYC’s intake shelters are open 7 da…
…er (90-180 day stay) for women, men and children. View a short film about Freedom House here.   …
…Shelter Intake Center for Families with Children under 21 Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) Intake Center Address: 151 East 151st Street Bronx, NY Phone: 212-607-6200 Subway: 2, 4 or 5 …
…on that Freedom House has for women and children.  They are doing a great job with women and children to move on and change their lives. The other reason I decided to come back is because I used to teach children Amharic (the national l…
…utiful donation of toys to use with the children. "The toys have impacted children in a very positive way." stated Yenely Gomez, MSW and Director of Child Care/Recreation at Freedom House. "Through use of the toys and play, the children can…
…ividual and group counseling to adults, children and adolescents. Prior to Freedom House she worked with youth in alternatives to detention and incarceration programs, student veterans and crime victims. Approximately 1 in 10 Americans a…
…ividual and group counseling to adults, children and adolescents. Prior to Freedom House she worked with youth in alternatives to detention and incarceration programs, student veterans and crime victims. Photo by Julieta Cervantes. Barr…
…omestic Violence situation, we think of children, finances, safety, and a place to live. However, less often we think of pets.  Just as much as fellow humans are family members, so are our furry friends. Knowing the strong emotional bon…
…f violence, particularly with women and children. I also felt that the staff was close-knit and respectful of each other, and I loved BFL's mission to help support people with disabilities. BFL: What do you most look forward to tackling …
…estic violence on individuals, couples, children, caregivers, and communities. The young adults provided incredible insight as they were given an opportunity to share their points of view and at times their own personal experiences with dom…
…hair repair shop, and face painting for children. The logistics to get there from New York were a bit challenging, but on both days I met many people with mobility challenges who had braved Penn Station with its inadequate elevators to g…
…ividual and group counseling to adults, children and adolescents. Prior to Freedom House she worked with youth in alternatives to detention and incarceration programs, student veterans and crime victims. Photo at top, a mother and daughter …
…ic violence survivors, including women, children and men, with or without disabilities. Its service programs include individual counseling for adults and children, support groups, safety planning, case management, housing assistance, occupa…
…ople with Disabilities 4 times Children and adults with disabilities are four times more likely to be abused then those without disabilities. 100s Hundreds of passionate volunteers have supported our mission since 1981. …
…s, and obesity. One study found that children who are exposed to adverse events are more likely to report serious health problems as adults, and that the risk increases with the number of events they were exposed to (Centers for Disease …
…ividual and group counseling to adults, children and adolescents. Prior to Freedom House she worked with youth in alternatives to detention and incarceration programs, student veterans and crime victims.  …
…w and reach their fullest potential. Children with disabilities are four times more likely than nondisabled children to experience violence (World Health Organization) and people with disabilities are three times as likely as no-disabled…
…heir goal is to "teach chess to as many children as possible and hope to impart their life long interest and passion for the game." Barrier Free Living's Freedom House domestic violence shelter offers safe, accessible shelter to survivor…
…primarily with disabilities or who have children with disabilities. Freedom House is physically equipped to serve people with all kinds of disabilities. The staff of Freedom House is fluent in English, Spanish and American Sign Language. …
…ividual and group counseling to adults, children and adolescents. Stalking against Deaf individuals is underreported due to systemic barriers which include a lack of communication access and attitudinal barriers. Deaf individuals are oft…
…o want to have conversations with their children about sexual violence, exploitation, and violations could use a tool like these videos to help them. In fact, in her TEDx talk, when advocating asking practical questions, Sarah gave an ex…
…ess Month  Freedom House: Working With Children In Our Domestic Violence Shelter June Is Elder Abuse Month Freedom House: Guiding Families to Heal  Trauma Disables and Disability Traumatizes: Part 1 of 3 Trauma Disables and Disability Tr…
…’s Story Jean is the mother of two children, Robin (4 years old) and Alexis (2 years old). Jean came to Freedom House due to her husband’s severe emotional, physical, and financial abuse. Jean’s husband had a lucrative job and w…
…. Devise a code word to use with your children, family, friends, and neighbors when you need the police Use your own instincts and judgment. If the situation is very dangerous, consider giving the abuser what he wants to calm him down. …
…now the facts before you flee with your children. It is very important to obtain a legal consultation with someone who is aware of issues surrounding domestic violence. In New York the Family Justice Center can assist. http://www.nyc.gov/ht…
…cal information. · Communicate with children’s schools/child care providers/doctors about who to NOT give information to. · Know where your local police station is. If you have an order of protection, inform the domestic violence …
…ered Freedom House with her three young children—ages ten, seven and four—to flee an abusive relationship. Throughout the years Clara had relied on support from her mother-in-law (Ms. B) who was very close to the children. When Clara…