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 social workers, nurse, child care providers, and occupational therapists in ensuring the safety and comfort of the tenants in the program.

My joy and goal in becoming social worker was to address homelessness and poverty, so I am very glad to be part of an interdisciplinary team whose mission is to support tenants who've experienced and overcome so much. I learn so much from my esteemed colleagues and of course from the tenants I try my best to empower and support.

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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… More

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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