Lockdowns led to a spike in the region’s domestic violence pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life for all of us.

This October, as we observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I hope we will all focus attention on those who have been especially vulnerable during this devastating public health crisis: The thousands of adults and children living in our communities, who have also experienced the devastation of domestic abuse during an extended period of social isolation. Read More

Rachel Lloyd to headline the 2020 Speaking of Women

BRIDGEPORT, CT — The Center for Family Justice will present its 23rd annual Speaking of Women event as a virtual fundraiser this September featuring Rachel Lloyd, a globally-recognized expert on the subject of sexual exploitation and trafficking. Read More

Community News: How do you social distance?

MONROE, CT — The Rev. Kurt Huber, rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, still stands at the lectern during services inside his church on Monroe Turnpike, even though the coronavirus pandemic limited him to live video streams on Facebook — and his efforts for normalcy don’t stop there. Read More