Our History

The Center for Family Justice: Providing Safety, Empowerment and Inclusion since 1895.

With its founding as the Bridgeport YWCA, CFJ was one of the first nonprofits in the region to provide shelter + services to victims of abuse.

Since our inception, CFJ and its predecessors have been committed to supporting the tens of thousands of victims and survivors who have come through our doors.

While the way CFJ has provided those services has evolved considerably over the years, some fundamental things have held true throughout our history. This evolution is reflective of the broader changes in the domestic and sexual violence movement.

We Invite You to Join Us!

As we move to the future, CFJ will continue to evolve with the times.
There are several ways you can join us on this journey of hope!