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… Health Fair at Freedom House Emergency Shelter on September 28. The group  also donated a new baby stroller to a consumer at BFL's Secret Garden Domestic Violence program this month (picture above). The Freedom House event, CARE FOR YOU…
… to the kids of Freedom House Emergency Shelter. "The children each received a backpack with supplies, a new pair of sneakers, an outfit, and gift card to Children's Place," said Cynthia Amodeo, Director of Family Services at Freedom House…
Russell Schmid from the MTA Para-Transit division held a city bus demo for residents of BFL's Transitional Housing program this month. Highlights included travel rights of people with disabilities and tips and guidance in how to maneuver …
…e, the country's only domestic violence shelter for disabled residents. The Carnival featured face-painting, glitter tattoos, a photo booth, basketball, live music, cotton-candy and even an appearance by Elmo.  The event hosted nearly 135…
…rnival at BFL's Freedom House Emergency Shelter on April 13, bringing hope and laughter to survivors of domestic violence and their families.   The Carnival featured face-painting, glitter tattoos, a photo booth, basketball, live music, …
…s this month at Freedom House Emergency Shelter. The EASE Program (Economic and Social Empowerment) presented by Dr.  Robert Hawkins and Alisha Ali of New York University helps shelter residents to understand the importance of of becoming…
…and I now reside in a domestic-violence shelter in an area filled with crumbling tenements and public-housing towers. Oddly enough, our two months here have been a godsend for both of us. Read full article here.…
The New York Cares 24th Annual Coat Drive delivered over 40 warm coats to residents of BFL's Transitional Housing program for people with disabilities.  Thus far, over 60 thousand coats have been distributed in the NY area.  To find out…
…ncy’s Freedom House domestic violence shelter have entered the shelter when pregnant and gave birth during their stay. I saw a great fit between my own life experience and goals, and the work Barrier Free Living is doing. I am able to use…
…d BFL's Freedom House domestic violence shelter and dropped a huge donation of product. (photo below). The donation is the first step in an ongoing collaboration. …
…livering nearly 600 bags to 5 different shelters. This year, Barrier Free Living is the latest recipient of beautiful, bountiful gifts (photo above) prepared by the Valentine Community Project, bringing joy to the residents and tenants a…
…and their kids at our domestic violence shelter and programs! It truly offers a ray of light." Participants in Bryant Park’s knitting classes, along with the general public, create the scarves throughout the year. The program is coordi…
…iving's Freedom House domestic violence shelter. Now settled in a home of her own, she curates a successful blog #thehalpernproject whose mission is community empowerment. Big fans of Mels, we caught up with her to talk about her journey. …
…ving's Freedom House domestic violence shelter? (Virtual tour film of Freedom House) Jessica: I was always drawn to the helping profession with a passion for helping women and families. In June 2007, I was fortunate to begin my work as …
… parent living in our domestic violence shelter. $100 provides a start-up home kit for a domestic violence survivor. $500 provides a plane ticket for a survivor fleeing abuse. $1000 supports a survivor moving to permanent housing with t…
… parent living in our domestic violence shelter. $100 provides a start-up home kit for a domestic violence survivor. $500 provides a plane ticket for a survivor fleeing abuse. $1000 supports a survivor moving to permanent housing with t…
…a child living in our domestic violence shelter. $100 provides a start-up home kit for a domestic violence survivor. $200 provides a month-long financial empowerment course for two survivors. $500 provides a plane ticket for a survivor …
… people too. Just because they are in a shelter doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate.” After that first event, Tiffany volunteered to work the New Year’s eve shift every year until the program closed in 2018. She continued to work…
…estic violence with disabilities at our shelter and programs. The club is made possible in part by a grant from the The City Gardens Club of New York City.      …
…ssists with accessing housing programs, shelter placement, financial empowerment, legal referrals, and connection with therapists and social workers. He often says it is a source of pride to be in the service of someone when they are at the…
…ing’s Secret Garden domestic violence shelter shares insights and tips on topics related to domestic violence and the services and support offered at Barrier Free Living. Coming Soon: a special Zoom event celebrating the new Secret Gar…
…he shadow pandemic.  Victims forced to shelter in place with their abusers.  The other shadow pandemic that is presently writ large in our country is Racism.  All of these pandemics are interconnected. Black lives matter, and we join…
…dom House, our domestic violence crisis shelter. The Deaf Services team includes deaf, ASL fluent social workers and case managers. All services are free and confidential for women and men ages 16 and over who have experienced emotional,…
… working staff at Barrier Free Living's shelter and programs. No stranger to giving back, John has volunteered over the years at New York's Anti-Violence Project and with Clay Studio, an after school program for low income families in Ph…
…Freedom House (FH) is BFL’s emergency shelter for domestic violence survivors with or without disabilities. Freedom House accepts women, children, and men.  Its programs include individual counseling for adults and children, support grou…
…iving's Freedom House domestic violence shelter (212-400-6470) (virtual tour), Secret Garden domestic violence program (Hotline: 212-533-4358) and the Deaf Services Team (646-807-4013) and Barrier Free Living Apartments supportive housing…
…is to individuals living and working in shelters and assisted housing programs." Medical student volunteers from Weill Cornell Medical College will provide residents and staff with current COVID-19 related statistics and knowledge using a …
…Freedom House (FH) is BFL’s emergency shelter for domestic violence survivors with or without disabilities. Freedom House accepts women, children and men.  Its programs include individual counseling for adults and children, support group…
… at our Freedom House domestic violence shelter, Secret Garden domestic violence program and Barrier Free Living Apartments supportive housing program. We are closely monitoring the changing situation, working with our partners in the do…