Category Archives: News

Three Local Women to Lead Faces of HOPE Campaign

The Center for Family Justice has launched an ambitious campaign to raise more than $400,000 to help it continue and expand the crisis and supportive services it offers annually to the more than 4,500 victims of domestic and sexual violence in six local communities. Kate Hampford Donahue, president and CEO of Stratford-based Hampford Research Inc, […]

Our 2021 Thanksgiving and December Holiday Wish List

The holidays are a wonderful time of year to share with family and friends, but they can be challenging and stressful for anyone facing the aftermath of domestic or sexual violence. To help ease our clients’ burdens and make the season a special one, The Center for Family Justice welcomes donations focused on addressing the […]

CFJ Receives ESL Grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

The Center Family Justice was recently awarded a generous grant which will allow the Bridgeport-based nonprofit to provide English as a Second Language classes to individuals impacted by domestic violence as they work to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of abuse. The $7,500 grant provided by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Immigrant Success […]

There Are Women Like Gabby Petito Everywhere

  If you are like me, you’ve been disturbed and saddened by the death of Gabby Petito, the vibrant young Long Island, N.Y., native found murdered in the Wyoming wilderness last month weeks after her fiancé returned alone from a cross-country van trip they embarked on together. As someone who cares deeply about adults and […]

Jamal Stroud to Keynote 2021 Speaking With Men Breakfast

Jamal Stroud, a nationally-recognized motivational speaker and community activist, will offer the keynote address at The Center for Family Justice’s annual Speaking of Men Breakfast on Nov. 4 at the Trumbull Marriott. Stroud will highlight a morning program that is part of the nonprofit’s ongoing efforts to engage more men and boys in its efforts […]

CFJ Announces Date for its 2021 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Vigil

The Center for Family Justice will host a regional Domestic Violence Awareness Month vigil on Thursday, Oct. 14 at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport to commemorate the 19 lives lost to domestic violence homicides in Connecticut last year as well as raise awareness about the programs and services the nonprofit offers victims. This vigil will […]

Thanks to Our Generous Empower Ride Sponsors

CFJ is grateful to the many generous supporters who are making it possible for us to renovate and open a new domestic violence safe house in 2022 through their support of the Empower Ride. Alan Masarek, co-chair of our Empower House campaign, is riding from coast to coast on an epic journey across America to […]

Foundation Gives CFJ Major Grant to Support Its Pro Bono Legal Center

The Center for Family Justice has received a major grant in support of its innovative Pro Bono Legal Center which provides free legal services to its clients impacted by domestic violence and abuse. CFJ received a three-year grant totaling $225,000 from The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education, which recently announced its dissolution after more […]

Binky Patrol, Masuk High Students Donate Blankets to CFJ Clients and Camp HOPE

Several Masuk High School students spent part of their summer vacation creating handmade blankets for local children and teens impacted by domestic and sexual violence through their volunteer work for the Binky Patrol, a Monroe-based service organization. The Binky Patrol, which creates soft blankets for children and adults in need of warmth and comfort, recently […]

Survivor, Artist, Activist Dawnn Lewis Named 2021 Speaking of Women Keynote

Dawnn Lewis, a stage and screen star, philanthropist, and domestic abuse survivor, has been named the keynote speaker for the 24th annual Speaking of Women luncheon to benefit The Center for Family Justice. Lewis, a versatile performer best known for her role in the 1980’s sitcom A Different World and more recently in Broadway’s smash […]