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.Continue reading “Cyclist Rides Cross Country to Shelter Domestic Violence Victims”
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”
Since 2013, thousands of local residents have joined The Center for Family Justice for its annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, a mile-long fundraising walk through downtown Fairfield to raise awareness about the impact sexual abuse and violence against women and girls has in the Continue reading “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Takes Another Virtual Turn”
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”
The Center for Family Justice will celebrate its 125th anniversary as a nonprofit at its March 26 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.
The Center for Family Justice will participate in the eighth annual Fairfield County’s Giving Day on Feb. 25, with its proceeds from the regional day of philanthropy designated for an innovative program which offers its domestic violence clients free legal services.
February is the month of hearts, flowers, candy, and romance. Beyond the sweet remembrances that can make this month so special, February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. That makes this month the perfect time for parents and guardians to begin a conversation with the Continue reading “Time to Talk to Teens About Dating Abuse Is Now”
The Center for Family Justice will hold a virtual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Vigil this October to commemorate the lives of 14 recent victims of domestic violence homicides in Connecticut in 2019 and raise awareness about the prevalence of abuse in local communities.
Every community thinks sexual exploitation and trafficking can’t happen here. Not only can it happen, but it’s happening already. Often, those doing the trafficking are people no one would think would be in that position. They can be neighbors, community members, coworkers.
Today, as our nation deals with an extraordinary public health crisis, Americans are being asked to stay home and practice social distancing.
Unfortunately, for too many people, home is not a safe place.
In fact, many of the thousands of adults and children we work with each year Continue reading “Supporting the Most Vulnerable Abuse Victims During a Pandemic”