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… helped to see that the men, women, and children are truly SURVIVORS.  The resiliency that our Veterans, survivors of child abuse, and domestic violence have is unparalleled. Everyone truly has more strength than they may know. It inspires…
…olence and their families, including 91 children, many of whom attend the in-house child-care center connected to the outdoor playground. The area’s formerly white wall has been turned into a brightly colored mural with a boom box and …
…s May on a dynamic mural decorating the children's playground area of BFL Apartments in the Bronx. Noah Sheroff, Founder of 501 See Streets an organization which brings artists and communities together, worked with renowned visual artis…
…, culturally-competent victim services Children’s Aid Society Award: $ 1,120,391 Primary Demographic: Survivors of domestic/intimate partner violence, including low-income individuals and immigrants Services and Programming: Assessmen…
…ster egg hunt and threw a party for the children living at the supportive housing facility this month. Kids enjoyed lunch, games and a thrilling Easter egg hunt. Every child also received an Easter basket chock full of goodies, these don…
…and disability to 15 Administration for Children's Services (ACS) workers In January. The interactive presentation aimed to raise awareness related to ACS practices.      …
…Priority I Pop A) and for families with children who have a head of household with a disabling medical condition (50 units of one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments NY/NY III Priority V Pop G). Our Supportive Housing program is physically d…
…ered to. Supervises the engagement of children in all recreational and play activities. Maintain effective disciplinary policies. Maintain good communication and share concerns with clinical team. Provides direct child care services…
…est our fluids, Like the runny nosed children some see us as being, Because we dared trust and were hurt for it. Locked doors, protocols, room searches, Alarms on the doors to keep us in as well as them out. What price safety…
…he future of homeless mothers and their children, together by helping them to become confident and self-sufficient as they prepare to transition out of New York City shelter system to permanent homes."…
…ic violence and homeless men, women and children — to thrive in safe, supportive communities. Team members from BFL were on hand to talk about the agency's work, as the bank staff encouraged patrons to support the BFL mission and donate. …
…abilities. Freedom House accepts women, children and men.  Its programs include individual counseling for adults and children, support groups, safety planning, case management, housing assistance, occupational therapy, financial clinic ser…
… Free Living Apartments. She began as a children’s counselor at Freedom House, and has since held several leadership positions in the agency including Coordinator of Family Services, Director of Family Services, and Director of Social Se…
…m this month, brightening the space for children and teens at the domestic violence shelter. Working with the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA), the Moody's volunteers painted, hung a wall mural and put together a foosball…
…er (90-180 day stay) for women, men and children. We serve both families and single individuals with or without disabilities. We have worked with people from 40 states and internationally and we welcome all members of the LGBTQ community. O…
…Issues and Solutions 4 times Children and adults with disabilities are four times more likely to be abused then those without disabilities. 9,000 In the NYC metropolitan area, women with a disability earn on average nearl…
…r for severely disabled women and their children, as well as victims who had children with disabilities. Read Paul's full Encore story here. …
…y library at the Association to Benefit Children in East Harlem. The launch event, held May 16, 2016 4:00-5:30 at the Association's Bistro Room, 1841 Park Avenue at 126th street, will include readings by Poet Sheila Maldonado and ABC Youth…
…Home Studios in New York City, mothers, children and families of BFL programs were treated to a day of pampering and appreciation. A buffet lunch was served, the children participated in a talent show, and a special "remember this day" Pola…
…stic violence with disabilities or with children with disabilities became known, the organization, which barely had the financial resources to pay its bills, took responsibility to fill this need. The very concept was daunting.  Find a lo…
…e lives of people, especially women and children, by supporting, educating, activating and organizing people around crucial issues, such as the epidemic of gender based violence, the lack of living wages, the stalling of immigrant reforms, …
…t her freedom from abuse has had on her children. After years of domestic violence that “felt like a strait jacket that was never removed” Zenaida found safety, counseling and healing at Secret Garden. As she reclaimed her own life a…
…ooks, workbooks and other literature.  Children shared ideas and perused books, discussing the merits of reading. The event was led by the shelter's Child Care Department.  …
…lence Shelter for herself and her three children is a moment she will forever cherish. That moment, however, was only the beginning of a journey that would take several twists over the next several years. "My abuser beat me up very ba…
…lence shelter with bags of toys for the children residing there. Yenely Gomez, Director of Child Care/Recreation at Freedom House, was thrilled to receive the call and even more excited after they arranged for Alison to personally deliver …
…lence with disabilities (men, women and children) as well as formerly and currently homeless people with disabilities. Led by Spread the Sparkle founder Abbey LeVine and over 30 volunteers, the afternoon featured singing, a face painter, a…
…sa is survived by her husband and three children. Georgette Delinois, Program Director at Barrier Free Living's Secret Garden, began working with Theresa in 2000 as her therapist. "Theresa was an integral part of Secret Garden where, as s…
…e Toys brighten the holiday for the 144 children living at Barrier Free Living's Freedom House domestic violence shelter and BFL Apartments as well as our Secret Garden program. Learn more about donating a toy, your time or much needed fin…
…sitors (including more than one million children) in its continuing mission to nurture meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents. In association with the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Mo…

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 »