Tag Archives: domestic violence

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 […]

Let Victims Know They are Not Alone at CFJ’s October Domestic Violence Vigils

Bridgeport, Ct. – The Center for Family Justice, with the support of community leaders and law enforcement in the six communities it serves, has scheduled series of vigils to mark the observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. These vigils, which all take place at 6 p.m., will honor those who have been impacted […]

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 […]