Category Archives: Sexual Abuse

CFJ’s Angela Schlingheyde Honored as a Legal “Game Changer”

The Center for Family Justice is pleased to announce that Angela Schlingheyde, J.D., its Director of Civil Legal and Court Advocacy Services, was recently honored for her leadership in launching innovative programs to bring free legal services to victims of domestic violence. Schlingheyde was the featured winner of the annual “Game Changer” award presented May […]

Focus on the Youngest Survivors of Sexual Abuse & Violence

When we speak about sexual assault, it is natural for our thoughts to turn to extremely violent acts carried out by predatory strangers. That is a completely understandable perception as our popular culture has manifested the idea that sexual assault is something that happens in dark alleys and stairwells. While that is certainly the case […]

Elizabeth M. Pfriem Foundation Announces Major Camp HOPE Grant

A major five-year grant from the Elizabeth M. Pfriem Foundation will allow The Center for Family Justice to expand its award-winning summer camp and mentoring program for children and teens who have experienced the trauma of domestic and sexual violence. The foundation, endowed by the late Bridgeport philanthropist Elizabeth Pfriem, recently announced its plans to […]

Debra A. Greenwood: The Importance of Legacy as CFJ Turns 125

When the Bridgeport YWCA first opened its doors in 1895, women did not have the right to vote. They also could not borrow money, open a business, or get divorced without their husband’s written consent. If those husbands ever abused them or their children, women had no choice but to put up with the emotional […]

It’s Time to Start Talking to Our Teens About Dating Violence & Abuse

February is the month of hearts, flowers, candy, and romance. Beyond the sweet remembrances that can make this month so special, February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. That makes this month the perfect time for parents and guardians to begin a conversation with the adolescents in their lives about the importance of safe, […]

Holiday Message from President & CEO Debra A. Greenwood

Dear Friends and Supporters, In what has been such a challenging year for so many of us, I am happy to report the spirit of the holiday season still shines bright. All you had to do to see it working was to look around the lobby here at The Center for Family Justice for the […]

Madison Middle School Supports The Center for Family Justice for the Holidays

Students, staff and faculty at Trumbull’s Madison Middle School have pitched in for the third year in a row this holiday season to generously support young clients impacted by domestic and sexual violence at The Center for Family Justice. Students in Madison’s KARE Club, a student organization dedicated to acts of service, stuffed 24 bags […]

CFJ Seeks Donors for 2020 Adopt-a-Family Program

The holiday season can be especially challenging for anyone coping with the trauma of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse. This is especially true for residents living in The Center for Family Justice’s 15-bed transitional safe house, Kathie’s Place. While these individuals and families receive safe, free and comfortable shelter as they work to […]

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 […]