EASTON, Conn. -- Easton resident Donna Craft, a community leader and volunteer who actively supports many local nonprofits and philanthropies, has been elected to the board of directors of The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport.
Craft, who began her relationship with the center as a volunteer, joins the 25-member board of the nonprofit, which provides counseling, shelter, crisis intervention and direct support to victims of domestic and sexual violence for residents of Easton, Fairfield, Bridgeport, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.
Craft was inspired to get involved because of the importance of the center’s mission to break the cycle of domestic and sexual violence and provide hope and support to survivors.
“We need to come together as a community to do our part to end domestic and sexual violence,” she said, adding she was particularly interested in how these issues impact children.
Debra A. Greenwood, president/CEO of The Center for Family Justice, said Craft brings impressive credentials as an engaged volunteer leader and nonprofit board experience to her board role.
“Donna’s enthusiasm for being involved and making a difference is evident in every project she takes on,” Greenwood said. “She is always completely engaged and tireless in her efforts to support the greater needs of the community and our work here at the center. We’re thrilled she’s agreed to expand her role here as a board member.”
The Center for Family Justice Inc. brings all domestic, sexual and child abuse services – crisis intervention, police, prosecutors, civil/legal providers, counseling – under one roof at its Bridgeport headquarters. It works to break the cycle of violence by helping those in crisis restore their lives.
As part of its mission, the center educates about 4,000 community members about the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse to prevent future violence and spread the word that about its services. Annually, it also teaches more than 2,000 children and teens about building healthy relationships, bullying prevention and dating violence.
For more information, visit www.CenterForFamilyJustice.org .