Category Archives: News

Survivor Stories: Three Safe House Residents Tell Us How CFJ Helped Them Cope

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, our 15-bed safe house, Kathie’s Place, has been at capacity. In addition to offering safe, supportive shelter to adults and children fleeing abusive relationships, CFJ has worked with a number of its domestic abuse clients to help them locate safe, secure places to live in our local communities. Leaving an abusive […]

Domestic Violence in The Era of COVID-19 is a Second Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted life for all of us. This October, as we observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I hope we will all focus attention on those who have been especially vulnerable during this devastating public health crisis: The thousands of adults and children living in our communities who have also experienced the devastation […]

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 […]