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…ed a 4-week pet therapy program for the children living at Barrier Free Living's Freedom House Domestic Violence Shelter. There are over 50 children living at the shelter.  Pet therapy is used as a tool to build esteem and foster confiden…
…trick or treat outfits to donate to the children living at Barrier Free Living's Freedom House Domestic Violence Shelter. Heather Borstein, who helped organize the drive says "We love the work that BFL does. It's our privilege to help othe…
…l Estate Committee; Jeremy Kohomban of Children's Village, a founding FPWA Member Agency; Jeffrey Lee of the New York City Economic Development Corporation; FPWA Faith & Justice Fellow Pastor Brian Ellis Gibbs; and representatives fr…
…ingle head of household and up to three children. The families will be in our building on 138th Street and the singles will be in our adjacent building on 139th Street. There has been a scarcity of housing specifically built for people w…
…ingle head of household and up to three children. The families will be in our building on 138th Street and the singles will be in our adjacent building on 139th Street. There has been a scarcity of housing specifically built for people w…
…etter society and safer environments to children. Your voice is more powerful than you can imagine. Together, we can move mountains. Connie Lee/Founder/President/FACSAFoundation.org [email protected]  …
…Toys is donating nearly 100 toys to the children of Barrier Free Living's Freedom House Shelter this May. Second Chance Toys is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation founded in 2006 to rescue and recycle plastic toys for children in need by dona…
…lly wanted to be a better person for my children. My kids are absolutely my biggest motivator. BFL: To people with a disability who may at one point feel hopeless or challenged, what can you say to them to help them move forward in their l…
For NYC children & Youth with disabilities and their families. Summer Fun & More has expanded to offer a face-to-face opportunity to explore an incredible range of year-round programs, afterschool supports, arts, travel, sports, a…
… track the progress of their school-age children. Until now, these basic, yet critical, necessities have essentially been out of reach for the poorest in our city simply because of the cost,” said Traci Lester, Executive Director of LSA …
…s, piggy banks and holiday items to the children and families at Freedom House Emergency Shelter this holiday season. "It is through the generosity of groups like Purge4Peace that we can brighten the holiday season for the residents and ch…
… Montalvo of The Committee For Hispanic Children & Families; and Robert Siebel of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. Pictured: Human Servcies Council's Jason Wu and Marisa Semensohn.    …
…lly wanted to be a better person for my children. My kids are absolutely my biggest motivator. BFL: To people with a disability who may at one point feel hopeless or challenged, what can you say to them to help them move forward in their l…
…ervice programs to help New York City's children and families achieve life-changing outcomes. Leake & Watts: Founded as an orphanage in 1831, Leake & Watts continues to provide support today to thousands of children, adults and fam…
…accommodate disabled women and disabled children who are victims of domestic violence.  BFL is currently building a supportive housing complex to serve victims of domestic violence after they leave the shelter. This charity operates prima…
…ims to build healthy relationships with children, to understand a child’s development and to help them grow in a way that emphasizes their potential.  Being “purposeful” in parenting can include meeting a child’s essential needs (b…
…e. They marked the number of women and children who died through family violence in the state last year. More than one death a fortnight. Read more. …
…. The March will end at the East Harlem Children’s Aid Center 130 East 101 Street, El Barrio/East Harlem, New York, between Lexington and Park Ave. The Center’s doors will open at 2pm for the public and the press. The marchers are expec…
…ims to build healthy relationships with children, to understand a child’s development and to help them grow in a way that emphasizes their potential.  Being “purposeful” in parenting can include meeting a child’s essential needs (b…
… 67 Street in Queens, NY for adults and children affected by spinal cord injury from 8am - 3pm . This will be a thrilling one-of-a-kind experience for the disability community. Here's a short video about adaptive surfing & see pi…
…ave her cycle of violence, with her two children, she finds she has no place else to go, but into shelter. Sydell Thomas, a shelter worker, becomes Ophelia’s Advocate upon her arrival. Slowly, it is revealed that Sydell’s life is not un…
…ree Living. Books will be given to the children of participants at the Secret Garden Domestic Violence program for summer reading.…
…t Freedom House since 2008 first as the children’s counselor, then Coordinator and now Director of Family Services.  Prior to Freedom House she worked with children and families impacted by the World Trade Center attack, children infecte…
…ficiency for homeless mothers and their children. ” Learn more.  …
…mission. The group delivered adult and children’s underwear, dolls, Enfamil, Ensure, Similac, vitamins and energy bars. The doctors saw over two thousand people.…
…Rachel Adams) bring joy and hope to the children of Barrier Free Living's (BFL) Domestic Violence programs. To learn more about how to support, volunteer or participate in BFL events email [email protected]    …
…tter their own lives and those of their children. The Adopt a Mom program started in 2010 as a grassroots effort to raise money to recognize victims of domestic violence while respecting the sacrifices they made to better their situation.…
A Teen Art Sale to benefit the children of Barrier Free Living's Freedom House Emergency Shelter will be held December 15, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Hastings Yoga, 45 Main St., Hastings on Hudson NY. Freedom House  is nationally recogni…
… as Senate chairman of the Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. “People in these awful situations should have time to get medical treatment, counseling, housing and legal assistance.” Read more. …
…ficiency for homeless mothers and their children. " Hearts of Gold's next event at Freedom House is a Halloween party in October for the children and families residing at the domestic violence shelter. Attending the ribbon cutting were Deb…

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