Tag Archives: The Center for Family Justice

MARY KAY ASH FOUNDATION℠ AWARDS THE CENTER FOR FAMILY JUSTICE $20,000 GRANT TO COMBAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

  [BRIDGEPORT, CT] (October 26, 2023) – The Mary Kay Ash FoundationSM recently awarded The Center for Family Justice a $20,000 unrestricted grant to support survivors of domestic violence in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull. The donation, which comes during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, is part of $1.2 million in grants that the […]

The Community Will Turn Out for CFJ’s Regional Domestic Violence Awareness Month Vigil

  Vigil will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater Members of the community, police, and youth groups will be among those who gather to pay their respects to Connecticut residents who lost their lives due to domestic violence when The Center for Family Justice holds its second annual Regional […]

Artist/Author/Survivor Chanel Miller Is the 26th Annual ‘Speaking of Women’ Keynote Speaker

The Center for Family Justice’s annual fundraiser benefits those who are impacted by domestic violence, child abuse and sexual abuse. It will be held at The Waterview in Monroe on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at 12 p.m.   Bridgeport, CT—The Center for Family Justice will welcome artist and survivor Chanel Miller, who is also a […]

Festival of HOPE Returns to the Trumbull Mall on May 13

Trumbull, Ct – The public is invited to join in for food and fun while raising money for The Center for Family Justice – which provides life-saving services to men, women and children impacted by abuse and violence – during the annual Festival of Hope on Saturday, May 13. The event will run from 11 […]

CFJ Helps Woman Get Out of Abusive Marriage – Sally’s Story

So often, victims of domestic violence don’t know where to turn when they have made the decision to leave an abusive relationship. The Center for Family Justice can help them through those complicated, and sometimes daunting, steps. Sally* came to The Center for Family of Justice as a walk-in. She was referred to CFJ after […]

After Injury Leaves Him Paralyzed, Emeka Nnaka Inspires Others to Live Beyond Labels

By Bill Bittar | November 13, 2022 TRUMBULL, CT — Thirteen years ago, Emeka Nnaka was an athletic, 21-year-old defensive end for the Oklahoma Thunder, a semi-pro football team, standing at 6’5 and weighing an imposing 250 pounds. During a game at Fayetteville, Ark., Nnaka shed a block and ran through another before taking down the kick returner […]

Community Invited to ‘Speaking of Men’ Event

The Center for Family Justice (CFJ) is hosting the 4th annual “Speaking of Men” breakfast on Thursday, November 10th at 8 a.m. at the Trumbull Marriott. This annual event will feature Emeka Nnaka, a motivational speaker, mental health therapist, and leading advocate for hope, as the keynote speaker. He brings a message of determination, inspiration, […]

CFJ to Celebrate 125th Virtual Jubilee Gala on March 26, 2021

The Center for Family Justice will celebrate its 125th anniversary as a nonprofit at its March 26th Virtual Jubilee Gala honoring the many volunteer leaders who have helped advance its mission of supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence in six local communities. CFJ’s roots date back to 1895 when it was founded as the […]

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 […]

Lisa Labella Joins CFJ as Director of Special Events & Community Outreach

The Center for Family Justice is pleased to announce that it has named Lisa Labella, a Trumbull resident, as its first Director of Special Events & Community Outreach. Labella, who has broad professional leadership experience in both the nonprofit and business sectors in Fairfield County, will lead CFJ’s Development Team as well as several of […]