Activist Jamal Stroud to Keynote Speaking of Men Breakfast

Jamal Stroud, a nationally-recognized motivational speaker and community activist, will offer the keynote address at The Center for Family Justice’s annual Speaking of Men Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 4 at the Trumbull Marriott.

Stroud will highlight a morning program that is part Continue reading “Activist Jamal Stroud to Keynote Speaking of Men Breakfast”

Center for Family Justice to Hold Domestic Violence Vigil

The Center for Family Justice will host a regional Domestic Violence Awareness Month vigil on Thursday, Oct. 14 at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport to commemorate the 19 lives lost to domestic violence homicides in Connecticut last year as well as raise awareness about the Continue reading “Center for Family Justice to Hold Domestic Violence Vigil”

Dawnn Lewis: Abuse Victims Can Survive and Thrive

Dawnn Lewis emerged from an abusive childhood to become an accomplished actor, singer and songwriter. Growing up with three loving brothers, a grandmother who stood up for them, and teachers who encouraged her to succeed helped Lewis to not only survive, but thrive.

The keynote Continue reading “Dawnn Lewis: Abuse Victims Can Survive and Thrive”

Actress, Activist Dawnn Lewis to Keynote ‘Speaking of Women’

Dawnn Lewis, a stage and screen star, philanthropist, and domestic abuse survivor, has been named the keynote speaker for the 24th annual Speaking of Women luncheon to benefit The Center for Family Justice.

Lewis, a versatile performer best known for her role in the 1980’s sitcom Continue reading “Actress, Activist Dawnn Lewis to Keynote ‘Speaking of Women’”

Cyclist Rides Cross Country to Shelter Domestic Violence Victims

Alan Masarek, an avid bicyclist and co-chair of The Empower House, www.EmpowerhouseProject.org fundraising drive, will cycle 3,800 miles as a pledge challenge benefitting the newly acquired double-sized The Center for Family Justice (CFJ) safehouse, currently under renovation.

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Center for Family Justice Honors Band Central for Community Philanthropy

The Center for Family Justice has named Band Central, a local nonprofit dedicated to using the engaging power of live musical performances to support Fairfield County charities, as the recipient of its 2021 Community Partner of the Year Award.

This is an honor CFJ bestows annually Continue reading “Center for Family Justice Honors Band Central for Community Philanthropy”

CFJ Attorney Honored for Advocacy and Innovation

Attorney Angela Schlingheyde, director of Civil Legal and Court Advocacy Services for the Center for Family Justice, was recently honored for her leadership in launching innovative programs to bring free legal services to victims of domestic violence.

Schlingheyde was the featured Continue reading “CFJ Attorney Honored for Advocacy and Innovation”

Board of Selectmen’s Meetings of April 19 and 22, 2021

Annual Town Meeting and Referendum

The Board of Selectmen met twice this past week. We had a special meeting via Zoom on April 19 to set the agenda for the Annual Town Meeting which will be held on Monday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Samuel Staples Elementary School. The meeting will Continue reading “Board of Selectmen’s Meetings of April 19 and 22, 2021”

Op-Ed: Let’s Remember the Youngest Victims of Sexual Abuse and Violence

When we speak about sexual assault, it is natural for our thoughts to turn to extremely violent acts carried out by predatory strangers. That is a completely understandable perception as our popular culture has manifested the idea that sexual assault is something that happens in Continue reading “Op-Ed: Let’s Remember the Youngest Victims of Sexual Abuse and Violence”

CFJ’s Camp HOPE Receives Major Grant from Private Foundation

A major five-year grant from the Elizabeth M. Pfriem Foundation will allow The Center for Family Justice to expand its award-winning summer camp and mentoring program for children and teens who have experienced the trauma of domestic and sexual violence.

The foundation, endowed by Continue reading “CFJ’s Camp HOPE Receives Major Grant from Private Foundation”

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