Barrier Free Living
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.
"Our vision is a barrier free world. We strive for a world free from abuse and bias, where people with disabilities live in a supportive environment. In this world, society values all its members and individuals with disabilities are free of any barriers preventing them from reaching their fullest potential."
Visit them here - www.bflnyc.org
Boys and Girl Harbor
The mission of Boys & Girls Harbor is to empower children and their families to become full, productive participants in society through education, cultural enrichment, and social services.
Boys & Girls Harbor is a place in Harlem where young minds see a future for themselves and a world they never imagined. They find the inherent gifts of young people and nurture them. The Harbor is an education-focused organization committed to providing an Individual Learning Plan for every Harbor student to assure comprehensive academic training and emotional development, enriched by infusing the arts into our culture and curriculum.
Visit them here - www.theharbor.org
Brooklyn Community Services
Brooklyn Community Services is one of the oldest, not-for-profit, non-sectarian social service providers in New York City and one of the largest in Brooklyn.
Over the years, BCS has strengthened countless families at risk of separation; supported and stabilized people with psychiatric illnesses; helped adults with disabilities participate fully in the community; enabled people to move from welfare to work; and offered guidance, education and support to children and young adults. With programs in 17 Brooklyn locations, Brooklyn Community Services serves more than 10,000 people each year.
Visit them here - www.wearebcs.org/bcs/
Project FIND’s mission is to provide low-and moderate-income and homeless seniors with the services and support they need to enrich their lives and live independently. Today Project FIND operates three supportive housing residences that are home to about 600 people and four seniors centers with over 3,000 members.
Their members and residents range from the healthy and active to the frail and home-bound to the homeless. For all of these men and women, Project FIND is a critical resource, providing housing, meals, and programs that help individuals navigate the challenges of aging by encouraging community engagement and healthy living.
Visit them here - www.projectfind.org
Search and Care
Search and Care's mission is to seek out older people in the community who need help in managing life's daily activities or accessing essential services, and to provide them the support and companionship they require to live with security and dignity in the manner they choose.
Visit them here - www.searchandcare.org
VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a nonprofit rehabilitation and social service organization whose purpose is to develop and implement programs to assist people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to lead independent and active lives in their homes and communities and to educate the public to understand the capabilities and needs of people who are blind or visually impaired so that they may be integrated into all aspects of community life.
Visit them here - www.visionsvcb.org/visions/