The Center for Family Justice (CFJ) and the University of Bridgeport are pleased to announce a joint community resource fair, Community Links / Cadena Comunitaria, to be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Bridgeport’s Student Center.
More than 20 community-based organizations will participate in the fair including Make the Road CT, the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants, Southwest Community Health Center, the Norma Pfriem Breast Center, and the YMCA. Representatives will be available to speak in English and Spanish about topics ranging from physical and behavioral health-focused organizations, after school programs available to their children, and immigration legal assistance.
Childcare and light refreshments will be provided.
The fair is being led by the recently created LatinX Advocacy Services team at The Center for Family Justice, which provides free, confidential crisis and supportive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse in the communities of Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Stratford, Monroe and Trumbull. The LatinX team strives to provide access to the comprehensive services CFJ provides to victims and survivors for Spanish speaking community members.
By providing childcare and translation services on-site, the fair is intended to be a family-friendly event aimed at enhancing the awareness and access to the many community organizations providing services to local residents.
There will also be several items raffled off for fair attendees with donations from Oliver Nurseries, Lexington Home and Gardens and more.