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After Injury Leaves Him Paralyzed, Emeka Nnaka Inspires Others to Live Beyond Labels

By Bill Bittar | November 13, 2022 TRUMBULL, CT — Thirteen years ago, Emeka Nnaka was an athletic, 21-year-old defensive end for the Oklahoma Thunder, a semi-pro football team, standing at 6’5 and weighing an imposing 250 pounds. During a game at Fayetteville, Ark., Nnaka shed a block and ran through another before taking down the kick returner […]

Community Invited to ‘Speaking of Men’ Event

The Center for Family Justice (CFJ) is hosting the 4th annual “Speaking of Men” breakfast on Thursday, November 10th at 8 a.m. at the Trumbull Marriott. This annual event will feature Emeka Nnaka, a motivational speaker, mental health therapist, and leading advocate for hope, as the keynote speaker. He brings a message of determination, inspiration, […]

Char Nolan Named CFJ’s Carol Roberto Employee of the Year

Bridgeport, Ct.—The Center for Family Justice is pleased to announce that Char Nolan, a Monroe resident, has been named its 2019 Carol Roberto Employee of the Year. Nolan, who serves as CFJ’s Crisis Intervention Receptionist, will be honored at CFJ’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 25 at its Bridgeport headquarters. Nolan began her relationship with […]

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 […]

Easton Resident Chris Griffin Joins Board at The Center for Family Justice

Bridgeport, Ct.— The Center for Family Justice is pleased to announce that Easton resident Chris D. Griffin was recently elected to its Board of Directors. Griffin joins the 20-member board which leads the nonprofit in its mission of breaking the cycles of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse in the communities of Easton, Bridgeport, […]

Ride Against Child Abuse Takes Off on Sunday, June 4

  Ride to Support The Center for Family Justice Visits Bridgeport, Trumbull, Monroe, Redding For the fifth year, hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts from throughout Fairfield County and beyond will ride in support of the effort to end child abuse. The annual Ride Against Child Abuse (RACA), presented by the Ct United Ride in partnership with […]

CFJ’s 2016 Client Holiday Wish List

Spread some holiday cheer to our clients this season by dropping by with a donation from the Center’s Holiday Wish List! Gift cards from Wal-Mart, Target, Stop & Shop and Walgreens are greatly appreciated by clients, but we also welcome your donations of new clothing, bedding, household products and non-perishable food. For shelter clients, there’s […]

Partner Spotlight: Triangle Community Center’s Anthony Crisci

Editor’s Note: As part of our ongoing series introducing our partners at Connecticut’s first Family Justice Center, we recently chatted with Anthony Crisci, executive director of the Norwalk-based Triangle Community Center. TCC is Fairfield County’s leading provider of programming for the LGBTQ community. Triangle was also the second community partner to formally join CFJ with […]

Survivor Story: “I Wondered, Who Would Believe Me?”

  Editor’s Note: As part of  our ongoing effort to highlight the impactful stories of the survivor’s who are part of the CFJ family, we introduce you to Priscilla, a sexual abuse and incest survivor who believes that speaking out her experiences is critical to ending the stigma associated with incest. There was a time when […]

Debra Greenwood’s Annual Gratitude List

This is a time of year when we reflect on the gifts and blessings we have in our lives. For me, of course, that begins with my wonderful family who support my dedication to the work we do here at The Center for Family Justice. They share my goals of fostering kinder communities and lives […]