Tag Archives: domestic violence

Pam Schmitt of Trumbull Named 2019 Beatrice Boucher Volunteer of the Year

The Center for Family Justice is pleased to announce that Pam Schmitt, a Trumbull resident, has been named its 2019 Beatrice Boucher Volunteer of the Year. Schmitt, who serves as co-chairperson of CFJ’s Circle of HOPE Volunteer Task Force, was honored recently at CFJ’s annual meeting for her outstanding work supporting the nonprofit, which provides […]

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 […]

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 […]

Santa Energy Endows CFJ’s Law Enforcement Room

Bridgeport-based Santa Energy recently presented The Center for Family Justice with a generous grant to underwrite a dedicated room for law enforcement officers. CFJ’s law enforcement suite was formally renamed the Santa Energy Law Enforcement Room during a recent breakfast reception at CFJ attended by dozens of police officers and community leaders who work closely […]

Second Season of Camp HOPE America-Connecticut Launches

This weekend 24 children from Fairfield County will board buses for Camp HOPE America- Connecticut, a therapeutic camp and mentoring program for local children impacted by the generational cycles of domestic and sexual violence. . Camp HOPE America-Connecticut is the first summer camp and mentoring program in New England for children who have experienced primary […]

Anna Rodrigues and Joel Gilmer Named 2018 CFJ Beatrice Boucher Volunteers of the Year

The Center for Family Justice recently named two Monroe residents its Beatrice Boucher Volunteers of the Year for their service and dedication to the nonprofit, which supports victims of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse in six local communities. Anna Rodrigues of Monroe received the distinction of being CFJ”s 2018 female Volunteer of the […]

Bob’s Discount Furniture Gives Safe House a Makeover

Residents who live CFJ’s Kathie’s Place safe house, which provides shelter and support to victims of domestic violence, have been treated to a home makeover thanks to a generous donation from Bob’s Discount Furniture and its charitable foundation. The 15-bed safe house recently received a grant for $30,000 worth of new furniture from Manchester-based Bob’s […]

Sabrina’s Survivor Story: “I Wouldn’t Have Known Where to Turn Without CFJ.”

Sabrina, a mother of three, came to The Center for Family Justice for the first time four years ago seeking crisis and supportive services after more than a decade of suffering the physical, emotional and verbal abuse of her husband. She took shelter in CFJ’s Kathie’s Place safe house, which provides a temporary home to […]

An Open Letter From President/CEO Debra A. Greenwood: The Hidden Homeless

  Dear Friends and Supporters, As the days grow colder and the holidays approach we often called on to come to the aid of millions of Americans who don’t have a safe, reliable place of their own to call home. During this holiday season, I would like to call attention the truly hidden faces of […]