Category Archives: Domestic Violence

Ride Against Child Abuse Takes Off on Sunday, June 5

  Ride to Support The Center for Family Justice Visits Bridgeport, Trumbull, Monroe, Redding For the fifth year, hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts from throughout Fairfield County and beyond will ride in support of the effort to end child abuse. The annual Ride Against Child Abuse (RACA), presented by the Ct United Ride in partnership with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]