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…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.  …
…Free Living’s Freedom House Emergency Shelter. Cynthia is a licensed mental health counselor who graduated Teachers College, Columbia University with her Master of Education and Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology.  Cynthia has been…
… sponsors BFL's Freedom House Emergency Shelter,  was featured on the May 6th TODAY Show (NBC) in a special segment in honor of Mother’s Day entitled HOPE TO IT. The Hearts of Gold mission is to “foster sustainable change in lifestyl…
…ted and sold by Freedom House Emergency Shelter Residents drew an overflow crowd of supporters on April 17. This special invite only event, attended by residents of the domestic violence program as well as BFL Board Membes and Community Par…
… tour of the program, which offers safe shelter and case management for people with disabilities, as well as a meeting with Transitional Housing resident Gabriel Gonzalez. Gonzalez recently secured permanent housing with the help of BFL ho…
…r Free Living's Freedom House Emergency Shelter will be on hand to introduce the films,  A Life with Aspergers (a short) and Stand Clear of the Closing Door (pictured above) at 5 p.m. on March 6 at The 6th Annual Reel Abilities Film Festiv…
CAMBA's Atlantic House Men's Shelter is holding a housing fair on February 26th in two sessions, morning 9am – 11:30 am and afternoon 2 pm – 5 pm.at AHMS, Café  2402 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11233 CAMBA notes: Housing providers…
…d her family, as they struggle to leave shelter and find a place to call home. Read the NY Times story here. …
… taken on BFL's Freedom House emergency shelter as a sponsored program, held its Fiesta Latina Gala this past month. Pictured at the gala are: left to right - Rhonda Ross, Board of Directors of Hearts of Gold; Myra Ricard, Director of Soci…
…kick off Heart's of Gold sponsoring the shelter for the next year. The Hearts of Gold mission is to "foster sustainable change in lifestyle and levels of self-sufficiency for homeless mothers and their children. " Hearts of Gold's next eve…
…,000 New Yorkers slept in city homeless shelters and on the streets last night. About 21,000 were children." Read the NY Times article. View the Road to End Homelessness Report here. …
…eed. "That's Abuse" will appear at bus shelters, subway cars and platforms, grocery store circulars, community-based organizations, businesses throughout key neighborhoods, and common areas at numerous City agencies. This citywide campaig…
…of the agency's Freedom House Emergency Shelter. An expert in the area of violence against women, Nicole brings 20 years of experience to her new position.  She has specialized in collaborative systematic change, nonprofit management and p…
…Election Day, more New Yorkers slept in shelters or on the streets than voted in the Republican primary. Every night, roughly 50,000 of our friends and neighbors sleep in the city’s shelter system. An additional 7,000 individuals sleep i…
…sident of BFL's Freedom House Emergency Shelter shares gratitude and hope. "As many of our families, I came from a place of despair, my children and I unsure of what would happen next, had to flee for our lives.  When I came to the pick u…
… Pearl Brownstein writes about the post-shelter support group for DV survivors.  In the article “The Unlikely Homeless: One Woman’s Experience in a Domestic--violence Shelter,” published in the Fall 2012 issue of UNCENSORED, Brownste…
BFL’s Freedom House Emergency Shelter held the annual Handprints of the Heart event this May, working with volunteers from Goldman Sachs. Resident families and children took part in crafts, empowerment activities and enjoyed a live perf…
…y feast this month. The 24 women of the shelter received special Mother's Day gift bags courtesy of The Body Shop. BFL's Occupational Therapy team coordinated the event, which included a baking class and cupcake decorating workshop. The Bo…

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