Category Archives: News

Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival Donates $80,000 to CFJ’s Camp HOPE Program

The Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival has awarded a major donation to The Center for Family Justice in support of Camp HOPE America-Bridgeport, a therapeutic summer camp and year-long mentoring program for children and teens impacted by the trauma of domestic and sexual violence. The nonprofit FCTF has donated profits from its 2019 Fairfield Christmas Tree […]

Thank You to Our Recent Donors and Supporters

CFJ has been so fortunate to benefit from the kindness of so many supporters recently. Their generosity has been critical as we navigate the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased burdens it has placed on our clients impacted by domestic and sexual violence. We would like to thank the following individuals and […]

Our Cupboards Are Bare! Please Help Us Restock our Client Pantry

Please help us restock our client closet! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CFJ was forced to temporarily suspend its on-site donation program. As a result, supplies in our pantry and safe house are in short supply and we have an urgent need for the following items; Disposable diapers and wipes and infant formula. New towels […]

Camp HOPE America-Connecticut Continues As a Day Camp in 2020

We are excited to share that despite the many complications, setbacks, and challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, Camp HOPE America–Bridgeport is not cancelled this summer. While our traditional setting in the Massachusetts Berkshires at YMCA Camp Hi-Rock has made the understandable decision to remain closed, we are grateful to find a temporary home for […]

CFJ Honors nOURish BRIDGEPORT Inc., as 2020 Partner with Purpose

The Center for Family Justice is pleased to announce nOURish BRIDGEPORT, Inc., has been named its 2020 Partner of the Year for its innovative program which connects local victims of domestic violence to fresh, healthy groceries. nOURish BRIDGEPORT, which operates two food pantries in Bridgeport, has been providing food to domestic violence clients of The […]

Op-Ed: The COVID-19 Pandemic Makes Child Abuse Victims Even More Vulnerable

Today, as our nation deals with an extraordinary public health crisis, Americans are being asked to stay home and practice social distancing. Unfortunately, for too many people, home is not a safe place. In fact, many of the thousands of adults and children we work with each year at The Center for Family Justice are […]

How Child Clinicians Positively Impact Traumatized Children

Why Child Clinicians Matter: They Save and Change Lives   Mental health treatments help kids recover from trauma and go on to thrive. The National Children’s Alliance (NCA), of which CFJ’s Child Advocacy Center is a member, has concluded evidence-based therapy significantly improves outcomes for children who’ve experienced trauma. Some of its findings include: More […]

Walk a Mile In Her Shoes 2020 Goes Virtual

For the last seven years, thousands of local residents have joined The Center for Family Justice for its annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, a mile-long fundraising walk through downtown Fairfield intended to raise awareness about the impact sexual abuse and violence has on the six local communities it serves. This year, due to […]

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

As of  July 6, 2020 CFJ has implemented a Phase Two COVID-19 response strategy for providing services to its clients impacted by domestic and sexual violence and child abuse. Beginning on this day, its main headquarters at 753 Fairfield Ave. in Bridgeport will be open to clients for scheduled appointments only.    In order to keep […]

CFJ’s LatinX Advocacy Team Co-Hosts Community Links Outreach Fair at the University of Bridgeport

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 […]