The Center for Family Justice received a $1,000 check from Verizon Wireless to purchase gift cards to assist those suffering from domestic abuse with holiday needs. Each year individuals, community groups and corporations contribute gifts, funds and their time to make the holidays special for the clients of The Center.

This results in a client holiday party with games, a holiday dinner, special treats and a visit from Santa, in addition to providing families the opportunity to have their own special celebration in their homes.

Pictured are members of The Center staff, back row, Paul Santos, Pam Dougherty, Mark Antonini. From left to right are Susan Schnitzer, Maria Verma, Rose Della Vecchio, Deb Greenwood (President/CEO), Maggie Dunigan, Rosario Terron, Marlon Ramnanan, Rachel Lang, Maria Guzman, Katherine Azana and Mike Perez. The Center helps victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.