Author Archives: Beth Fitzpatrick

Camp Hope Connecticut Needs Your Support

Camp offers Hope and Healing to Children Impacted by Abuse and Trauma Beginning in summer 2017, The Center for Family Justice plans to bring a safe, healthy and fun summer camp experience to approximately 36 local children who have been adversely impacted by the generational cycles of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse. Camp […]

The Clothesline Project Comes to Stratford and Monroe During SAAM

During the Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, The Center for Family Justice is presenting The Clothesline Project, a poignant display of messages of support and empowerment painted on t-shirts by students at both of Stratford’s public high schools and children in Monroe. The two Clothesline Projects are part of several events that CFJ– which […]

Fifth Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event Kicks Off April 29th

For the fifth consecutive year, Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara will step out in a pair of towering heels to lead a community-wide rally and walk in support of victims of sexual violence and abuse. The Center for Family Justice’s annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event kicks off on Saturday, April 29, at […]

Survivor Story: “Thank You for Helping Me Get a Fresh Start”

Susanna and her young children came to CFJ’s Kathie’s Place safe house several months ago after a tumultuous journey than began after she fled a violent marriage in Florida. To escape the relationship and protect herself and her children from further abuse, Susanna traveled thousands of miles to live near family in Connecticut as she sought […]

Partner Spotlight: A Chat with Joseph Carbone of The Workplace

As part of its  mission to transform victims into survivors, CFJ works with a network of community  partners.  One critical relationship in our efforts to help victims gain meaningful employment is our ongoing partnership with The Workplace, which leads job training and education efforts in 20 communities in Southwestern Connecticut. The Workplace has teamed up […]

CFJ Opens Justice Legal Center, State’s First Legal Incubator

The Center for Family Justice Opens The Justice Legal Center Connecticut’s First Legal Incubator Seeks to Bridge the Justice Gap for Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims and Survivors Bridgeport, Ct—Connecticut’s First Lady Cathy Malloy will be among the dignitaries present for the official grand opening of the Justice Legal Center, Connecticut’s first legal incubator, which […]

Camp Hope Open Houses Beginning in March 2017

Join CFJ to learn more about attending or supporting Camp Hope Connecticut, the first camp in New England dedicated to supporting children impacted by domestic and sexual violence, child abuse and trauma. CFJ is excited to announce that Camp Hope, which offers a specialized curriculum developed to help children improve their self-esteem and lead happier, […]

Celebrating Hope: Gratitude Gala 2017 Honors Seven Men

Center for Family Justice Gratitude Gala to Honor Seven Male Community Leaders 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 […]

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 […]