Category Archives: Sexual Abuse

Rockin Around The Decades Studio 54 Themed Party to Benefit The Center for Family Justice

  Stratford, Ct—A Studio 54 themed night of dining and dancing at Vazzano’s Four Seasons in Stratford on March 30 will benefit The Center for Family Justice, which provides crisis and supportive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in six local communities. Band Together, a nonprofit community of talented musicians who have helped […]

New Class of Attorneys Joins The Justice Legal Center Legal Incubator

The Justice Legal Center, Connecticut’s first legal incubator, recently announced the selection of two attorneys to launch its second class of lawyers chosen to build their solo legal practices through an innovative program at The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport. Attorneys Alicia Kinsman of Monroe and Jesse Stricklan of New Haven have launched their […]

Near & Far Aid Awards Grant to The Center for Family Justice

  Fairfield County based philanthropic organization Near & Fair Aid recently awarded a $22,000 grant to The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport, which provides crisis and supportive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse in six local communities. “This grant from Near & Far Aid recognizes and supports the important […]

Volunteer to Support Victims and Survivors: Join the Circle of Hope

CFJ is looking for a few good volunteers! We’re also looking for some dedicated volunteers who can help us strengthen and build our current volunteer programs. Please consider joining our Circle of Hope, CFJ’s new volunteer advisory task force, which will meet quarterly at our Bridgeport headquarters. Plans are for the Circle of Hope to […]

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 […]

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 […]