Category Archives: News

Partner Profile: Jessica Speer-Holmes on Camp Hope Connecticut

Editor’s Note: As part of our ongoing series introducing our CFJ partners, we recently chatted with Jessica Speer-Holmes, executive director of the Coastal Connecticut YMCA’s Camp Hi-Rock. The camp in the Massachusetts’ Berkshires is set to be the new home for Camp Hope New England, the first summer camp in the region created for children […]

Celebrating Hope: CFJ’s 2017 Gratitude Gala Honors Seven Men

Bridgeport, Ct—The Center for Family Justice will present Celebrating Hope, its second annual Gratitude Gala on Saturday, April 8 at The Patterson Club in Fairfield. The gala will honor seven men– six area police chiefs and a CFJ Board of Directors member –who have shown outstanding commitment to breaking the cycles of domestic and sexual […]

Survivor Story: “I Was a Prisoner In My Own Home.”

Alexa’s Story: “I Was a Prisoner in My Own Home.” Editor’s Note: Today, meet Alexa, a Fairfield mother of three who experienced years of extreme verbal, emotional and financial abuse before she sought our services. Alexa shared her story in hopes that readers would recognize that “abuse happens in beautiful homes behind picket fences.” Alexa […]

Self-Sufficiency & Empowerment Series Launches in Jan. 2017

Beginning in January 2017, CFJ’s Self-Sufficiency & Empowerment Series offers clients and community members who have experienced domestic or sexual violence, abuse and trauma an opportunity to enhance their employment and life skills as they work toward greater personal and financial independence. The series, supported by CFJ benefactors including Verizon and NBC Universal, will help […]

CFJ’s 2016 Client Holiday Wish List

Spread some holiday cheer to our clients this season by dropping by with a donation from the Center’s Holiday Wish List! Gift cards from Wal-Mart, Target, Stop & Shop and Walgreens are greatly appreciated by clients, but we also welcome your donations of new clothing, bedding, household products and non-perishable food. For shelter clients, there’s […]

Buy a Brick Program Begins on Jan. 2

Help The Center for Family Justice build a pathway to hope. Our Buy a Brick campaign gives friends and supporters an opportunity to invest in the hope we provide survivors of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse. Bricks, which can be inscribed with a family name or inspiring message, will be prominently displayed in […]

Survivor Story: “I Wondered, Who Would Believe Me?”

  Editor’s Note: As part of  our ongoing effort to highlight the impactful stories of the survivor’s who are part of the CFJ family, we introduce you to Priscilla, a sexual abuse and incest survivor who believes that speaking out her experiences is critical to ending the stigma associated with incest. There was a time when […]

Camp HOPE Connecticut to Launch in Summer 2017

Beginning in 2017, the Center for Family Justice, in partnership with the Coastal Connecticut YMCA and Camp Hi-Rock, will launch Camp HOPE Connecticut, the first summer camp and mentoring program for children impacted by domestic and sexual violence and child abuse in New England. Camp HOPE pairs a traditional, overnight summer camp experience with a […]

Train with CFJ Experts in November

Training Institute:  Upcoming Workshops on Domestic & Sexual Violence and Child Abuse Topics CFJ’s new Training Institute launched in November under the leadership of Director of Education & Community Engagement Amanda Posila. Throughout the month, the Training Institute will host a series of workshops on current topics in domestic and sexual violence and child abuse […]

Partner Spotlight: Meet Detective Kerry Dalling

Fairfield Police Det. Kerry Dalling has more than a decade of experience working domestic violence cases. Soon after CFJ officially became the state’s first Family Justice Center in April, the detective and 20-year-veteran of the Fairfield Police Department was the first law enforcement partner to formally join us on site. We chatted with Detective Dalling […]