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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 […]

CFJ to Celebrate 125th Virtual Jubilee Gala on March 26, 2021

The Center for Family Justice will celebrate its 125th anniversary as a nonprofit at its March 26th Virtual Jubilee Gala honoring the many volunteer leaders who have helped advance its mission of supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence in six local communities. CFJ’s roots date back to 1895 when it was founded as the […]

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, […]

CFJ Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus: Focus On Client/Staff Safety

COVID-19 Updates:  Since March 2020, CFJ has taken many steps to keep its clients, staff and the public safe in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the recent uptick in regional Covid-19 cases and with the continued interest of public health in mind, CFJ will maintain the following schedule through the beginning of the […]

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 […]

Center for Family Justice to Hold Virtual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Vigil

The Center for Family Justice will hold a virtual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Vigil this October to commemorate the lives of 14 recent victims of domestic violence homicides in Connecticut in 2019 and raise awareness about the prevalence of abuse in local communities. The vigil, which will include political leaders and law enforcement officials from […]

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 […]

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 […]