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…d us to create Freedom House Emergency Shelter for Disabled People and Barrier Free Living Apartments.   She leaves behind a great legacy.  We mourn her loss and we give thanks for her life!" Among Theresa’s many accomplishments are…
…ith the program increased the number of shelter residents who were able to utilize the home care services and other resources while in shelter. In January 2013, he took on the role of Program Director of Barrier Free Living and managed the…
…ith the program increased the number of shelter residents who were able to utilize the home care services and other resources while in shelter. In January 2013, he took on the role of Program Director of Barrier Free Living and managed the…
…n July" party for the domestic violence shelter's families. Pasqual has been donating her time doing yoga classes at Freedom House for the past 8 years. Activities at the event included spin art, cookie decorating and yoga. BFL's Occupatio…
…iving continues its work with staff and shelter residents on expressing anger in a productive way. Anger Specialist Anne Markowitz, LCSW (pictured) is guiding the work this summer. View our Mission, Vision and Values here. …
…nt of Barrier Free Livings Transitional Shelter in 2009, didn’t want to just move on in her life, she wanted to give back. “For me, Barrier Free Living’s Transitional Housing program was a saving grace. I came to believe that whate…
…I managed both supportive housing and a shelter. I know that housing is a basic human need. And I know that there are techniques that allow for healing and can foster independence. We strongly believe in creating an environment to foster…
…es and a lunch with the families at the shelter. The volunteers worked with young shelter residents to create ceramic handprints, t-shirts and jewelry that kids presented to their parents after lunch.…
…I managed both supportive housing and a shelter. I know that housing is a basic human need. And I know that there are techniques that allow for healing and can foster independence. We strongly believe in creating an environment to foster…
…m today, speaking with residents of the shelter and touring the facility. Freedom House is nationally recognized as the first fully accessible emergency shelter for disabled victims of domestic violence and their families. Paul Feuerstein…
… by working on a project related to the shelter. Thomas, a former resident painted a dynamic, inspirational mural on the patio of the Transitional Housing program. Thomas is featured in the Barrier Free Living mission film by Blake Drum…
…ation to the people we work with in our shelters, men and women with disabilities who have been homeless, or are survivors of domestic violence. Can you tell us about the moment after the accident, when things turned around for you. When yo…
…s new Project Give Back, where a former shelter resident designs a workshop or project to inspire current shelter residents. Funds were also used for a new refrigerator for the shelter's dining room, which serves three meals a day to the 48…
…rier Free Living's Transitional Housing shelter for people with disabilities. Art Connects New York is a charitable organization that, with the help of its donors, connects artists and curators with social service agencies in New York Cit…
NAPO-NY choose Freedom House emergency shelter for its Go Month Project, tackling the overflowing donation clothes pantry area. Check out the amazing Before and After pictures. NAPO-NY is a chapter of the National Association of Professio…
… Clutter choose Freedom House emergency shelter for its Go Month Project, tackling the overflowing donation clothes pantry area. Check out the amazing Before and After pictures. Power Thru The Clutter, LLC was established by Lydia Thomas…
…h self-report the foregoing of food and shelter if it means not being able to afford their cell phone payment—as this is their only reliable way of connecting to a social network and resources available via the Internet. Homeless youth wi…
…couraged the dreams of residents at our shelters, ignited dream projects like our new Supportive Housing Program, and applauded dreamers who support our cause, like the reigning Miss America Kira Kazantsev. Read more in our Breaking Barrie…
…based on the input of staff, consumers, shelter residents, leadership and the Board of Directors. View the film here. …
…eding counseling support, and emergency shelter services provide refuge for women and their families in unstable circumstances. Still, we fail to invest in these critical human services. Now is the right time for the governor to change tha…
…ation to the people we work with in our shelters, men and women with disabilities who have been homeless, or are survivors of domestic violence. Can you tell us about the moment after the accident, when things turned around for you. When yo…
…r Free Living's Freedom House emergency shelter this past year through a variety of volunteer initiatives, including a summer BBQ and  trips to the Bronx Zoo, Victoria Gardens, and the Natural History Museum. CTW released its 2014 Impact …
…more people are being referred to local shelters and programs for services – the same programs that have been hard-hit by budget cuts and do not have the resources to absorb more victims in need of help. On a single day in 2013, nearly 10…
…lities. BFL operates the only homeless shelter for the disabled in New York City with facilities to accommodate health aides.  It also owns the only accessible shelter to accommodate disabled women and disabled children who are victims of…
…Free Living’s Freedom House Emergency Shelter. July was Purposeful Parenting month, which led to a flurry of articles, Facebook posts and twitter bites regarding the concept.  In general, Purposeful Parenting aims to build healthy relat…
… by working on a project related to the shelter. Thomas, a former resident, (pictured and in video at top of pressroom page) is painting a dynamic, inspirational mural on the patio of the Transitional Housing program.  …
…s 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 unlike the lives of the women who come into shelter — for …
… and a garden area for residents of the shelter.  …

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 »