Amanda Gives Back

Amanda is back at BFL’s Freedom House Emergency Shelter, but this time she’s helping others. Amanda’s family found safe haven from domestic violence in 2011 at Freedom House, and through the program they moved onto a better life. A high school student, Amanda was looking for part time work this ... continue reading.

Beyond Freedom

Barrier Free Living empowers individuals with disabilities to live independent, dignified lives free of abuse. They are the first fully accessible emergency shelter for disabled victims of domestic violence and their families. Freedom House’s new weekly Beyond Freedom Group brings together current and former residents to discuss experiences, progress and ... continue reading.

Outreach Team

BFL’s Outreach Team is launching into a vital new partnership with The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), broadening the scope of its services and mission. The team, lead by Outreach Director Angel Caula, will be working with HHC to assist people in Manhattan and the Bronx to ... continue reading.

Secret Garden

Annabelle Favet was searching for a way out in 2004. She found it at Secret Garden. “It seemed like I was in a truly hopeless situation. My husband was my green card sponsor and my abuser and I was afraid of being separated from my son, who was a baby,” ... continue reading.

Voices of Hope

Barrier Free Living empowers individuals with disabilities to live independent, dignified lives free of abuse. They are the first fully accessible emergency shelter for disabled victims of domestic violence and their families. Ms. S is a 46-year-old African American woman with post-traumatic stress disorder and a spinal disorder. She came ... continue reading.