Barrier Free Living, Inc.

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Barrier Free Living (BFL) began its ground-breaking work with people with disabilities in 1978 as a Federally-funded Research and Demonstration Project first known as "Project Outward Bound". Since then, BFL has gone on to work with thousands of people with disabilities, has launched several successful award winning* programs and has become a leader in working with survivors of domestic violence with disabilities.

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David David
Barrier Free Living Apartments is home to 70 individuals and 50 single-parent households with children who have survived chronic homelessness, disability, and trauma. My role here is as a Social Worker, providing support/advocacy primarily to a caseload of 17 tenants. I collaborate with a team of… More
Tamar Tamar
I am Social Worker in the BIG APPLE. Working in New York City is surely not for the faint at heart. I have been working with families for over 8-years. My work involves counseling formally homeless families to live positive and productive lives. This includes connecting them to vocational and… More
Samuel Samuel
I am a Social Worker in NYC, working with single-parent families and survivors of domestic violence. At our supportive housing program, we help connect our tenants to various mental health and vocational services, as well as, offer groups and individual counseling to help assist our tenants to… More
Josephine Josephine
My name is Josephine, and I have received my license several months ago. I have been at Barrier Free Living for a little over half a year, and it is a great organization. It is making a difference in people's lives, and supporting their goals of greater independence and permanent housing. I really… More

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15 supporters
Funded on 7/7/2016

Felicia from New York, NY

I survived abuse & addiction. Earning my GED will help me become an addiction counselor.

To achieve my goals of becoming a certified substance abuse counselor, I need to first obtain my GED. More

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10 supporters
Funded on 2/24/2017

Cherita from Bronx, NY

I've overcome domestic violence. Laptops will let me stay in touch with my college-bound daughter!

My relationship with my daughter is so important for my mental health. A laptop for each of us will let me see her face as she goes off to college! More

Validated by David from Barrier Free Living, Inc.

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12 supporters
Funded on 1/24/2017

G.G. from Bronx, New York

I am a survivor of domestic violence. A laptop will help me move forward.

My goal is to use the laptop to help single mothers in my building and my community, who, like me, struggle on a daily basis to make ends meet. More

Validated by Tamar from Barrier Free Living, Inc.

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8 supporters
Funded on 2/23/2017

Diana from Bronx, NY

I'm a hard-working mom of three. I need a new bed to take care of my health.

I am requesting help to acquire a new bed. The bed I am sleeping on now is very small and uncomfortable, giving me back problems. More

Validated by David from Barrier Free Living, Inc.

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1 supporter
Funded on 2/9/2017

Thaddeus from Bronx, NY

I'm overcoming homelessness after a hurricane. A television will help me recover.

I have been dealing with depression, pain and PTSD symptoms. A TV will help me relax at home and find some peace each day. More

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4 supporters
Funded on 5/5/2017

Saloma from Bronx, NY

I'm in my first apartment after homelessness. A pull-out sofa will help me thrive.

I need a pull-out sleeper sofa so that me and my daughter can get a good night's sleep in our new living space. More

Validated by Samuel from Barrier Free Living, Inc.

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1 supporter
Funded on 1/31/2017

Venus from Bronx, NY

I'm a mom of 3 with fibromyalgia. 1 certification will help me start my own business!

I would like to be able to work for myself in order to become more financially independent, and set a positive example in my children's lives. More

Validated by Samuel from Barrier Free Living, Inc.

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1 supporter
Funded on 7/11/2017

Fania from Bronx, New York

Went back to school to support my son. A laptop and printer will help me land a job.

Being able to provide for my son means the world to me. In a few months I'll be graduating, but I'm struggling without the right technology. More

Validated by Tamar from Barrier Free Living, Inc.

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1 supporter
Funded on 7/31/2017

Gladys from Bronx, New York

Proudly on my way out of homelessness! Reuniting with my family would mean the world.

I haven't seen much of my family in over 18 years. A few bus tickets will enable me to reunite with the people I love most. More

Validated by Josephine from Barrier Free Living, Inc.

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3 supporters
Funded on 6/27/2017

Vanessa from Bronx, New York

After overcoming domestic violence, I need a sleeper sofa for my new apartment.

At this time, I currently sleep on the floor and often wake up in pain. A sleeper sofa will help me wake up well-rested and ready for my day. More

Validated by Josephine from Barrier Free Living, Inc.

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4 supporters
38 days remaining

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Shani from Bronx, NY

I'm 2 tests away from becoming a real estate agent! Just need a laptop to get there.

I need a laptop computer and a printer. I have very limited income and it is hard for me to obtain equipment to further my goals. More

Validated by David from Barrier Free Living, Inc.

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3 supporters
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Faith from Bronx, NY

My daughter's education is so important. W/ a laptop she can start school off right!

With a laptop, my daughter will be able to do her schoolwork at home in a safe environment, rather than having to travel to the library at night. More

Validated by Samuel from Barrier Free Living, Inc.

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2 supporters
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Gabby from Bronx, NY

Single mom ready to earn my bachelor's degree. With a basic laptop, I can get there!

I have recently moved into my new apartment after living in an emergency shelter. I want to earn my degree to provide a better future for my kids. More

Validated by Samuel from Barrier Free Living, Inc.

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