Barrier Free Living is a domestic violence agency in New York City that serves people with disabilities and those who are D/deaf. According to the World Health Organization, people with disabilities are 1.5 times more likely to be a victim of violence than those without a disability, while those with mental health conditions are at nearly four times the risk of experiencing violence. During the COVID- 19 pandemic we learned a lot about how we can offer services in an accessible and flexible manner. We now better understand the true meaning “client centered” services by letting people choose how they would like to receive services such as by phone, video, or in-person. This resulted in people attending services more regularly and on-time. The presenters will discuss what a disability is from a social model perspective, lessons learned about providing accessible victim centered services virtually and in-person and identify elements of the social work principals of “meeting people where they are at” as it relates to agencies’ policies and procedures with a disability lens.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
- Discuss lessons learned from COVID 19 about providing accessible victim centered services virtually and in person.
- Explore strategies to modify programs to serve people with disabilities or those who are D/deaf.
- Identify elements of Social Work principals of “meeting people where they are at” as it relates to our agencies’ policies and procedures.
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