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Walk A Mile in Her Shoes® Virtual Event

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Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • April 24, 2021
    8:00 am - 10:30 am

Please join us on Saturday, April 24th for a live virtual program hosted by Gary MacNamara of Sacred Heart University as part of our 9th Annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes®. We ask that you walk with CFJ individually anytime during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April 1 – April 30). Funds raised from the walk will support Camp HOPE (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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]