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Transitional Housing Safe Shelter and Case Management for People who are Activity Daily Living Dependent

Support Pours In For LinkNYC

December 10, 2014 Advocacy, BFL News, Current Events Tags: 0 Comments
LinkNYC, a proposal to leverage old payphone infrastructure to build the world’s largest, fastest free municipal Wi-Fi network was announced by Mayor de Blasio last month. LinkNYC would dramatically increase broadband speeds in neighborhoods across all five boroughs, provide free domestic calling at all times, and generate millions of dollars annually to reinvest into additional programs aimed at bridging the digital divide for New Yorkers who need it most. Positive feedback on the LinkNYC proposal has poured in from leaders of… read more

BFL’s Paul Feuerstein City Limits Op Ed: Gov. Needs to Restore Money for Domestic Violence Victims

November 17, 2014 BFL News, Current Events, Domestic Violence and Disabilities Tags: , 0 Comments
From City Limits Gov. Needs to Restore Money for Domestic Violence Victims By: PAUL FEUERSTEIN A recent New York City Council report found that incidents of domestic violence in public housing operated by NYCHA had doubled since 2009. And yet at the same time, our elected officials are cutting funding to groups that help domestic violence victims access legal services, receive counseling and find safe transitional housing. When Governor Cuomo and state Budget Director Robert Megna… read more

Lourdes’ Story: From Homeless To Hopeful With The Help of Barrier Free Living

September 4, 2014 BFL News Tags: 0 Comments
Living on the streets and battling addiction, Lourdes found help and new hope at Barrier Free Living's Transitional Housing program, which works with homeless people with disabilities. After working with her case manager and the BFL housing specialist, today Lourdes is moving into her own home and planning to go back to school to fulfill her dream of being a counselor… read more

Project Give Back Launches At BFL Transitional Housing

August 25, 2014 BFL News, Current Events Tags: 0 Comments
Barrier Free Living kicked off its new Project Give Back, where former residents "give back" 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.… read more

Innovation Award Winners At BFL Town Hall Meeting

July 3, 2014 BFL News, Current Events Tags: , 2 Comments
During the 2014 summer all agency Town Hall meeting, Innovation Awards were presented to Aida Colon (Freedom House, pictured) for her creation of the Dare to Dream Event, and Aaron Scott (Transitional Housing) for his out of the box thinking during recent corporate volunteer days. CEO Paul Feuerstein presented the awards, applauding the team members' creativity and ability to stretch the boundaries of traditional thinking on the job.… read more

AON Global Service Day At BFL

June 12, 2014 BFL News, Corporate/Event Sponsors, Current Events Tags: 0 Comments
Working with the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, BFL welcomed 25 volunteers to the Transitional Housing program as part of AON Global Service Day on June 12, 2014. The hard-working volunteers painted and refurbished a lounge, offices and a garden area for residents of the shelter.… read more

Red Eye Visits Barrier Free Living

March 24, 2014 BFL News, Current Events, Shelter Tags: 0 Comments
Jeremy Reitmaier and Amber Brust of Red Eye visited Barrier Free Living's Transitional Housing program this week, a first step for BFL towards its plans for an agency fund raiser. The visit included a 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 housing team… read more

Sally Hershberger Salon Donates To BFL

February 20, 2014 BFL News, Current Events Tags: , 0 Comments
Sally Hershberger Downton NYC Salon donated hair products to the residents and consumers at Barrier Free Living's (BFL) Transitional Housing and Secret Garden programs. BFL works with severely disabled homeless people and survivors of domestic violence with disabilities. Famed colorist Marko Tomassetti, who has donated color services to BFL, was on hand to deliver the products… read more

Assurant Awards Barrier Free Living New Growth Fund

January 31, 2014 Advocacy, BFL News, Current Events Tags: 0 Comments
For the second consecutive year, the Assurant Foundation has awarded Barrier Free Living with a $10,000 New Growth Fund grant in support of the agency's work with severely disabled formerly homeless individuals. The Assurant Foundation, which funded BFL's purchase of a new stove to serve the 48 residents of the Transitional Housing program in 2013, awarded  a second grant to "further enhance the incredible work of Barrier Free Living."… read more

BFL Staff Appreciation Awards 2013

September 9, 2013 BFL News Tags: 0 Comments
BFL honored staff of all programs in categories ranging from Most Dedicated to the BFL Vision to Integrity on the Job and Best Sense of Humor at the annual awards event this September. There were 35 honorees in over a dozen categories honored with gold statuettes. BFL HR/Organizational Development Team Member Aeilushi Mistry spearheaded the ceremony, which included a luncheon and a rousing game of BFL Family Feud. The Transitional Housing Team… read more

BFL Intern Shares Journey & Joys

August 23, 2013 BFL News Tags: 0 Comments
Sarah Baez is an intern at BFL’s Transitional Housing Program. I am currently interning at Barrier Free Living, an organization dedicated to helping individuals with a disability try to live barrier free. In working with this organization, I have been granted the opportunity to gain experience in the public relations field and I am seeing more and more each day that it is possible to live free of barriers and limits, regardless of what obstacles arise. Nature struggles to bring beauty when… read more

MTA Bus Demo for Residents of BFL Transitional Housing Shelter

August 21, 2013 Advocacy, BFL News Tags: 0 Comments
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 the city's public transportation system. The on-board presentation focused on: Practice to board the NYC public bus Learn about your rights Learn about disability-accessible stations… read more

Popular Community Bank Donates Cyclone Tickets to Shelter Residents

August 20, 2013 BFL News, Corporate/Event Sponsors Tags: , 0 Comments
Popular Community Bank donated Brooklyn Cyclones Aug. 31 game tickets to the residents of BFL's Transitional Housing shelter, and to the agency's Secret Garden program for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities.… read more

Moodys Sponsors BFL Fiesta Wellness Day at Transitional Housing Program

August 7, 2013 BFL News, Current Events, Shelter Tags: 0 Comments
Moodys, working with the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, sponsored BFL's Fiesta Wellness Day at the Transitional Housing Program this August. Fifteen Moody's volunteers worked with BFL's dynamic Occupational Therapy Department to create a carnival style event.  The day featured: gardening workshops; a guide to healthy eating booth; an ask the nurse booth; an all day spa and wellness room; and a yoga class run by Laura Staton of Lulu… read more

Transitional Housing Program Celebrates Mother’s Day

May 15, 2013 BFL News, Corporate/Event Sponsors, Current Events, Shelter Tags: 0 Comments
The residents of  BFL's Transitional Housing program, formerly homeless men and women with disabilities, were treated to a sumptuous May Day 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 Body Shop choose Transitional Housing as the featured charity in it's 'Another… read more

Body Shop Chooses BFL Transitional Housing as Mom Day Charity

May 1, 2013 BFL News, Corporate/Event Sponsors, Current Events, Shelter Tags: 0 Comments
The Body Shop at New York City's Grand Central (420 Lexington Ave) has chosen BFL's Transitional Housing program as its charity partner for Mother's Day. The Transitional Housing Program is a shelter for formerly homeless men and women with disabilities who are forging  a new life. Body Shop's "Another for a Mother" campaign encourages customers to purchase items for their mother or loved one, as well as… read more

NY Cares Coat Drive Delivers Warmth To BFL Shelter Residents

January 23, 2013 Advocacy, BFL News, Shelter Tags: 1 Comment
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 more about the coat drive, additional information, email [email protected] or call 212.228.5000… read more

New Director Joins BFL Transitional Housing Team

December 20, 2012 BFL News, Current Events, Shelter Tags: 0 Comments
LeShan Gaulman spent a good deal of time at Barrier Free Living before signing on this January as the new Transitional Housing Program Director. “For the past three years I have been Independence Care System’s (ICS) Social Service Coordinator for BFL, working on site at BFL’s Transitional Housing Program,” said Leshan, a native of the Bronx and life-time New Yorker.  “ICS provides services for the residents that are enrolled and provides long-term… read more

Transitional Housing Thanksgiving for Residents & Staff

November 28, 2012 BFL News, Current Events Tags: , 0 Comments
Transitional Housing and Secret Garden programs had a combined celebration for the Thanksgiving Holiday, serving residents and consumers of both programs along with staff.  Live entertainment was provided by Hospital Audiences and the BFL Occupational Therapy team helped decorate and plan the event… read more

HSU Highlights Team Spirit at BFL

November 20, 2012 BFL News, Current Events Tags: 0 Comments
Homeless Services United gave a shout out to the work of dedicated team members at BFL's Transitional Housing Program in their latest newsletter. Located on the Lower East Side, the Transitional Housing Program had a core of staff members working above and beyond during Hurricane Sandy, including David Rodriguez and Paul Thomas. Read the story here.… read more

Vote!

November 6, 2012 Advocacy, BFL News, Current Events Tags: 0 Comments
BFL Transitional Housing Program residents joined the occupational therapy team on an outing to the nearest poll site today. The Voting Accessibility for the Elderly & Handicapped Act requires polling places across the United States to be physically accessible to people with disabilities for federal elections… read more

Popular Community Bank Sends BFL Residents To Cyclones Game

September 4, 2012 BFL News, Current Events Tags: , 0 Comments
Popular Community Bank recently provided Brooklyn Cyclones baseball tickets and ball caps to residents of BFL's Transitional Housing and Secret Garden programs.  Attendees enjoyed an evening of baseball and community building.  In  Cyclone news, with the season winding down, the Cyclones are on the verge of their fourth consecutive playoff berth… read more

Suit Up! A Fund Raiser to Empower Transitional Housing Residents to Swim

August 2, 2012 Advocacy, BFL News, Current Events Tags: 0 Comments
BFL Transitional Housing program kicked off it's August Suit Up! Fund Raiser, to supply swimwear and goggles to residents so they  can participate in the Summer Aquatics Program.  Aquatics is part of the Occupational Therapy program's roster of special activities focusing on strength, stretching and community building for people with disabilities.  Video here.  Donate… read more

Former BFL Resident Miss Wheelchair NY

July 9, 2012 Advocacy, BFL News, Current Events Tags: 0 Comments
Pam Hall, a former resident of BFL's Transitional Housing program, won Miss Wheelchair NY 2012 and is set to compete in the nationals, Miss Wheelchair America. The Ms. Wheelchair America Pageant is a yearly event that " highlights the diversity and advocacy of all women."  To help Pam get raise funds to get to the nationals, click here… read more

Transitional Housing Kicks Off Water Aquatics

July 5, 2012 BFL News, Current Events Tags: 0 Comments
BFL's Transitional Housing program kicked off its water aquatics class for residents, lead by the Occupational Therapy team. The Hamilton Fish pool annually donates pool time for the weekly session through the summer… read more

Transitional Housing Resident’s Newsletter

June 12, 2012 BFL News, Current Events, Shelter Tags: 1 Comment
Residents of BFL's Transitional Housing program, under the guidance of editor and former resident John Aliseo (pictured), released the summer 2012 Moving Forward newsletter. View the Pdf. Moving Forward Spring Summer 2012 Newsletter- The FINAL Edition… read more

Art Connects NY Exhibit

May 7, 2012 Current Events Tags: 0 Comments
Art Connects New York (ACNY) launches "Made You Look: Hidden Narratives Unveiled" on May 9, 2012 at Spattered Columns, 491 Broadway, 5th Floor, NYC. Art Connects has a permanent art exhibit at BFL's Transitional Housing program. In homage of the Hatch-Billops Collection, this new group exhibition features site-specific installation by artists whose practice involves archiving the underrepresented and overlooked aspects of contemporary culture.… read more

Banco Popular Supports Women’s Day

April 18, 2012 BFL News, Domestic Violence and Disabilities, Shelter Tags: , 0 Comments
A generous donation from Banco Popular gave a boost to Barrier Free Living’s Mother’s Day/Women’s Day Empowerment event this May. Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery also donated cupcakes to sweeten things up at the gathering. The celebration draws residents and consumers from BFL’s Secret Garden and Transitional Housing Programs. In addition to group activities, live entertainment and food, there is a special gift giveaway and floral… read more

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