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Support CFJ’s Annual Appeal on Fairfield County’s Giving Day 2019

“When you walk the doors, there is no judgement, no condemnation. Instead you find caring and unconditional support,” …..Priscilla, Survivor “Hearing the words, “I believe you” was the first step in getting the help I needed to leave my abuser,” ….Alexa, Survivor “When I’m at Camp HOPE, I’m not stressed out anymore,” R.J., 11,  survivor […]

New Board Member Profile: Welcome Sofia Goncalves

Trumbull resident Sofia Goncalves recently joined CFJ’s 17-member Board of Directors after several dedicated years supporting the agency as a volunteer. A Vice President and Branch Manager with People’s United Bank in Bridgeport, Sofia has pitched in at many CFJ fundraising events, including our annual Speaking of Women luncheon. She is also an engaged member […]

Stalking Awareness: Understanding This Dangerous Crime

Even though he is in prison, Joelle* still leaves in fear of being followed and harmed by her abuser. Throughout her marriage, Joelle’s estranged husband physically and verbally abused her and stalked her relentlessly. He followed Joelle to and from her workplace and also used a GPS system to monitor her whereabouts so he could […]

Madison Middle School Community Gives Holiday Cheer to CFJ Clients

Teachers and students from Trumbull’s Madison Middle School recently collected more than 70 holiday gifts  for clients of The Center for Family Justice, the Bridgeport-based nonprofit which serves victims of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse in six local communities. The gifts were presented to CFJ by Madison Middle School teacher Jeanne Malgioglio, who […]

A Season of Gratitude: Thanks For Your Generosity and Support

  Dear Friends and Supporters, I could not let this year end without taking some time from the whirlwind of holiday preparations here at The Center for Family Justice to send out a personal message of thanks. Although this year has been a challenging one for those of us who care about victims and survivors […]

Why Reauthorization of The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is So Important

For the past several months, those of us who work with victims of domestic and sexual violence have noticed an uptick of people coming through our doors and calling our hotlines asking for help. These are not just anecdotal experiences; they is data here in the Greater Bridgeport area and around our state that show […]

Making Your Gift Work: How to Maximize the Tax Benefits of Your Gift to The Center for Family Justice

As you plans your annual appeal gift to CFJ, we encourage you to speak with your tax advisor about the impact of the Tax Code and Jobs Act on you philanthropic giving for this year.  In addition to supporting CFJ and our important mission, you may find additional tax benefits in considering “bunching” your charitable […]

Domestic Violence Action Month: How to Keep Supporting Survivors

CFJ recently concluded its annual October Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a series of vigils in the six communities we serve. These inspiring vigils were dedicated to remembering victims of domestic violence throughout our state as well as motivating those of us committed to ending domestic violence to take action. We were indebted to the […]

Four CFJ Supporters Receive Honors for Domestic Violence Service Work

The Center for Family Justice is honored that four women who support its mission were recently recognized by the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) for their leadership in the domestic violence movement as well as their work to improve the lives of survivors. CFJ’s President & CEO Debra A. Greenwood (center), Board Chair Valerie […]

Annual Appeal 2018: Give Now to Support Victims and Survivors

Dear Friends and Supporters, As many of you know, the past year has had a profound impact on victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence and those of us who care about their safety and well-being. Every day we are witnessing the many ways in which the #MeToo movement has empowered victims and survivors […]