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CFJ Receives Federal Funds To Complete New Safe House

The Center for Family Justice is pleased to announce that it will receive $865,000 in federal budget funds to help it complete a new domestic violence transitional house, known as the Empower House, later this year. These funds have been committed to CFJ through the assistance of U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, who worked with the […]

Art for Advocacy Exhibition Travels to Local College Campuses

The Center for Family Justice was awarded a federal grant which supported the launch of a series of victim-centered Art for Advocacy exhibitions and related events on four local college campuses during the 2022 National Crime Victims’ Rights Weeks. CFJ was the only organization in CT to receive the funding for this traveling campus-based awareness […]

Festival of HOPE Returns to Westfield Trumbull on April 30

The popular Festival of HOPE community event returns to the grounds of  Westfield Trumbull  on Saturday, April 30 for the first time since 2019 to benefit the programs and services of The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport. The event will take place in the parking area between Panera Bread , L.A. Fitness and the […]

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Celebrates 10th Anniversary

For the first time since 2019, hundreds of walkers are expected to join The Center for Family Justice for its 10th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes  when it returns as an in-person event  in downtown Fairfield on Saturday, April 23. Since 2012 CFJ has held Walk a Mile Her Shoes each April to […]

Op-Ed: Why Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Matters

If you’re like me, you think of February as the most romantic of months. This month brings us Valentine’s Day, the most popular day of the year for engagements. With all these expressions of love and affection, it’s hard not to get caught up in all the hearts and flowers. While healthy, loving relationships are […]

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Gives CFJ $30,000 Grant

The Center for Family Justice has received a $30,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation to help the nonprofit provide crisis and supportive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse in the Greater Bridgeport area. The funds from FCCF’s Fund for Women and Girls will help CFJ address a significant increase […]

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 […]