Author Archives: Beth Fitzpatrick

Elizabeth M. Pfriem Foundation Announces Major Camp HOPE Grant

A major five-year grant from the Elizabeth M. Pfriem Foundation will allow The Center for Family Justice to expand its award-winning summer camp and mentoring program for children and teens who have experienced the trauma of domestic and sexual violence. The foundation, endowed by the late Bridgeport philanthropist Elizabeth Pfriem, recently announced its plans to […]

Debra A. Greenwood: The Importance of Legacy as CFJ Turns 125

When the Bridgeport YWCA first opened its doors in 1895, women did not have the right to vote. They also could not borrow money, open a business, or get divorced without their husband’s written consent. If those husbands ever abused them or their children, women had no choice but to put up with the emotional […]

CFJ to Celebrate 125th Virtual Jubilee Gala on March 26, 2021

The Center for Family Justice will celebrate its 125th anniversary as a nonprofit at its March 26th Virtual Jubilee Gala honoring the many volunteer leaders who have helped advance its mission of supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence in six local communities. CFJ’s roots date back to 1895 when it was founded as the […]

CFJ Attorney Uswah A. Khan Named as Connecticut Bar Association Fellow

Attorney Uswah A. Khan of Trumbull, CT, a staff attorney with The Center for Family Justice’s Pro Bono Legal Center, was elected a 2021 Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation (CBF) James W. Cooper Fellows Program. Fellows are nominated by their peers based on their outstanding service to the profession and larger community and are […]

It’s Time to Start Talking to Our Teens About Dating Violence & Abuse

February is the month of hearts, flowers, candy, and romance. Beyond the sweet remembrances that can make this month so special, February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. That makes this month the perfect time for parents and guardians to begin a conversation with the adolescents in their lives about the importance of safe, […]

CFJ Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus: Focus On Client/Staff Safety

COVID-19 Updates:  Since March 2020, CFJ has taken many steps to keep its clients, staff and the public safe in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the recent uptick in regional Covid-19 cases and with the continued interest of public health in mind, CFJ will maintain the following schedule through the beginning of the […]

Holiday Message from President & CEO Debra A. Greenwood

Dear Friends and Supporters, In what has been such a challenging year for so many of us, I am happy to report the spirit of the holiday season still shines bright. All you had to do to see it working was to look around the lobby here at The Center for Family Justice for the […]

Madison Middle School Supports The Center for Family Justice for the Holidays

Students, staff and faculty at Trumbull’s Madison Middle School have pitched in for the third year in a row this holiday season to generously support young clients impacted by domestic and sexual violence at The Center for Family Justice. Students in Madison’s KARE Club, a student organization dedicated to acts of service, stuffed 24 bags […]

CFJ Seeks Donors for 2020 Adopt-a-Family Program

The holiday season can be especially challenging for anyone coping with the trauma of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse. This is especially true for residents living in The Center for Family Justice’s 15-bed transitional safe house, Kathie’s Place. While these individuals and families receive safe, free and comfortable shelter as they work to […]

Center for Family Justice to Hold Virtual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Vigil

The Center for Family Justice will hold a virtual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Vigil this October to commemorate the lives of 14 recent victims of domestic violence homicides in Connecticut in 2019 and raise awareness about the prevalence of abuse in local communities. The vigil, which will include political leaders and law enforcement officials from […]