Tag Archives: domestic violence

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, […]

Five Questions for 60 Minutes Correspondent Lara Logan

For nearly three decades Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist and 6o Minutes correspondent Lara Logan has reported from some of the world’s most dangerous war zones and hot spots. Six years ago, while covering the Arab Spring in Egypt’s Tarik Square, a gang of men separated her from her camera crew and security. They savagely […]

Bill Van Ollefen Named CFJ’s Volunteer of the Year

Bridgeport resident Bill Van Ollefen was recently honored with CFJ’s annual Beatrice Boucher Volunteer of the Year Award for his outstanding service and dedication to our mission of transforming victims into survivors. Bill was lauded by CFJ’s President & CEO Debra A. Greenwood for his commitment to victims through is work teaching mindfulness meditation in […]

Hope Starts with You! Help CFJ Continue to Transform Victims into Survivors.

  So many of our Hope News readers are supporter of CFJ’s ongoing efforts to end domestic and sexual violence in our communities. With your help, there is always hope these cycles can end. Yet here at CFJ we find ourselves more challenged than ever to meet the growing demand for services. Here’s what we’re […]

Camp Hope Connecticut Needs Your Support

Camp offers Hope and Healing to Children Impacted by Abuse and Trauma Beginning in summer 2017, The Center for Family Justice plans to bring a safe, healthy and fun summer camp experience to approximately 36 local children who have been adversely impacted by the generational cycles of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse. Camp […]

Partner Spotlight: A Chat with Joseph Carbone of The Workplace

As part of its  mission to transform victims into survivors, CFJ works with a network of community  partners.  One critical relationship in our efforts to help victims gain meaningful employment is our ongoing partnership with The Workplace, which leads job training and education efforts in 20 communities in Southwestern Connecticut. The Workplace has teamed up […]

Camp Hope Open Houses Beginning in March 2017

Join CFJ to learn more about attending or supporting Camp Hope Connecticut, the first camp in New England dedicated to supporting children impacted by domestic and sexual violence, child abuse and trauma. CFJ is excited to announce that Camp Hope, which offers a specialized curriculum developed to help children improve their self-esteem and lead happier, […]

Survivor Story: “I Was a Prisoner In My Own Home.”

Alexa’s Story: “I Was a Prisoner in My Own Home.” Editor’s Note: Today, meet Alexa, a Fairfield mother of three who experienced years of extreme verbal, emotional and financial abuse before she sought our services. Alexa shared her story in hopes that readers would recognize that “abuse happens in beautiful homes behind picket fences.” Alexa […]

Self-Sufficiency & Empowerment Series Launches in Jan. 2017

Beginning in January 2017, CFJ’s Self-Sufficiency & Empowerment Series offers clients and community members who have experienced domestic or sexual violence, abuse and trauma an opportunity to enhance their employment and life skills as they work toward greater personal and financial independence. The series, supported by CFJ benefactors including Verizon and NBC Universal, will help […]

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 […]