Tag Archives: domestic violence

Survivor-Led Liberation with GEMS Founder & CEO Rachel Lloyd

Event Details

Event Phone: (203) 334-6154


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • April 29, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Purchase your ticket here: https://bit.ly/3sbUxav In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, survivors, and the advocates who work tirelessly to address sexual violence in our communities, The Center for Family Justice is discussing survivor-led, culturally competent service delivery with Rachel Lloyd, the founder and CEO of Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS). GEMS is one of (more…)

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 Attorney Uswah A. Khan Named as Connecticut Bar Association Fellow

Attorney Uswah A. Khan of Trumbull, CT, a staff attorney with The Center for Family Justice’s Pro Bono Legal Center, was elected a 2021 Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation (CBF) James W. Cooper Fellows Program. Fellows are nominated by their peers based on their outstanding service to the profession and larger community and are […]

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 […]

Survivor Stories: Three Safe House Residents Tell Us How CFJ Helped Them Cope

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, our 15-bed safe house, Kathie’s Place, has been at capacity. In addition to offering safe, supportive shelter to adults and children fleeing abusive relationships, CFJ has worked with a number of its domestic abuse clients to help them locate safe, secure places to live in our local communities. Leaving an abusive […]

How Child Clinicians Positively Impact Traumatized Children

Why Child Clinicians Matter: They Save and Change Lives   Mental health treatments help kids recover from trauma and go on to thrive. The National Children’s Alliance (NCA), of which CFJ’s Child Advocacy Center is a member, has concluded evidence-based therapy significantly improves outcomes for children who’ve experienced trauma. Some of its findings include: More […]

Child Clinician Supports CFJ’s Most Vulnerable Clients

Last year, CFJ was proud to be able to welcome its first Child Clinician, Melissa Martinez, LPC, to offer therapeutic counseling services to our youngest clients: Children impacted by the trauma of sexual or domestic abuse and violence. Since joining our team, Melissa has been able to provide one-on-one counseling sessions to a growing number […]

Walk a Mile In Her Shoes 2020 Goes Virtual

For the last seven years, thousands of local residents have joined The Center for Family Justice for its annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, a mile-long fundraising walk through downtown Fairfield intended to raise awareness about the impact sexual abuse and violence has on the six local communities it serves. This year, due to […]

CFJ’s LatinX Advocacy Team Co-Hosts Community Links Outreach Fair at the University of Bridgeport

The Center for Family Justice (CFJ) and the University of Bridgeport are pleased to announce a joint community resource fair, Community Links / Cadena Comunitaria, to be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Bridgeport’s Student Center. More than 20 community-based organizations will participate in the fair […]