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Motorcyclists' Ride Against Chid Abuse Starts In Bridgeport

The Ride Against Child Abuse begins in Bridgeport on Sunday
The Ride Against Child Abuse begins in Bridgeport on Sunday Photo Credit: Contributed photo

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Motorcyclists from throughout Fairfield County will join together to raise awareness and benefit The Center for Family Justice on Sunday, June 5, beginning in Bridgeport and making pit stops in Trumbull, Monroe and Redding.

The fifth annual ride is a fundraiser devoted to bringing together the motorcycle community to raise awareness about child abuse and the work The Center for Family Justice, a nonprofit which works directly with child abuse victims, as well as survivors of domestic and sexual violence, performs in the communities of Bridgeport, Fairfield, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford and Easton.

The ride, which is 50-miles, runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. Cost is $25 per rider and $15 per passenger. Lunch at the German Club included.

For information contact Fred Garrity Jr. at 203-257-2176 or Beth Fitzpatrick at 203-334-6154 ext. 128 or 203-521-2789.

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 the headquarters in Bridgeport.

Together, the different organization work to break the cycle of violence by helping those in crisis restore their lives. Within the past year, the center answered more than 950 calls on a 24-hour crisis hotline; assisted with the civil and criminal court processes for more than 2,500 survivors of domestic violence; responded to more than 500 survivors of sexual assault and their families; provided a safe home for more than 100 women and children fleeing domestic abuse; coordinated the investigations of more than 170 cases of child sexual and severe physical abuse, developing service plans for the young survivors and their families; and provided psycho-educational support to more than 1,200 survivors of domestic violence, planning for their safety and promoting self-sufficiency.

As part of its mission, the center also educates approximately 4,000 members of the community about the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse to prevent future violence and spread the word that about the services they offer.

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