The Fairfield office of the Center for Women & Families of Eastern Fairfield County offers programs and services…More to address and prevent sexual and domestic abuse.
The center services six area communities working with police departments, hospitals and clients who call for help on its hotlines.
The Center for Women & Families of Eastern Fairfield County's programs include clinical services, crisis services and court advocacy. It also provides education for members of the community, businesses and schools.
The center offers an emergency shelter. It provides individual and family therapy. The center also does legal advocacy in the form of restraining orders. It provides case management and counseling in cases of crisis.
The Center for Women & Families of Eastern Fairfield County also has an investigative team to deal with child sexual assault cases.
Ente's Shoe Salon 2391 Black Rock Tpke, Fairfield, CT06825 This ladies shoe store resides in a shopping center on Black Rock Turnpike. The shop caters to women looking for…More comfortable shoes for both casual and dressy occasions. The family-run store is maintained by knowledgeable professionals able to ensure customers walk away with the right fit. They also sell gift cards. Visit Ente's Shoe Salon often to view the constantly changing selection.
Shaw Jewelers 525 Tunxis Hill Cut Off, Fairfield, CT06825 Shaw Jewelers resides in the Tunxis Hill Shopping Center at the cross section of Tunxis Hill Cut Off and Black Rock…More Turnpike. This family-owned and operated business was originally established in Bridgeport in 1943 and has been serving the area since 1988. Here, men and women can find great gifts of all kinds including diamonds, sterling silver, watches and more. It has a wonderful reputation with customers whom they have built a trusting relationship with. Shaw Jewelers takes pride in its customer service.
The Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County, a not-for-profit organization established in 1920, is an organization…More of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
The Junior League's community projects have included the Bridgeport Childcare Project, whose goal is to build a childcare center in Bridgeport to serve low-income families; providing meals for Operation Hope, a Fairfield agency that helps the homeless and operates a homeless shelter at 50 Nichols St.; partnering with the Thomas Hooker School in Bridgeport to help the school and its students; "Done in a Day" initiatives in which the League's Helping Hands Committee addresses immediate short-term needs in its communities, such as clothing and book drives, spruce-up projects and event staffing.
The League also is active in "Kids in the Kitchen," a national Junior League initiative aimed at empowering children to adopt healthy habits in an effort to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. Local leagues educate at grassroots levels by providing information, materials and interactive lessons related to nutrition and healthy eating to parents and children in their communities.
Members of the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County receive training in advocacy, community research, fundraising, finance, leadership, public relations and personal development.
Prospective members must be at least 21 years old and pay $100 to receive training at classes held in Fairfield Public Library.
The Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County, whose motto is "Women Building Better Communities," is comprised of women from Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Newtown, Redding, Shelton, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston and Westport.
The Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County's headquarters is on the third floor of Burr Homestead, a town-owned historic structure at 739 Old Post Road.
Southport Congregational Church, one of two churches in the town's Southport neighborhood, was officially organized…More and dedicated in 1843, a year after the parish built a wooden meeting house on Pequot Avenue land that has been home to the church from its inception.
By 1871, the congregation had outgrown its original building and decided to build a new one. By 1876, the congregation was worshipping in the present church building.
In 1955, the congregation decided to raise money to build a new church school wing, chapel and library, and, after breaking ground in September 1956, those facilities were finished in early 1958.
In 2004, the congregation voted to raise money to add four new classrooms, a youth room, staff offices and renovate the Carousel, which is the church's thrift shop.
The Rev. Paul D. Whitmore is the 12th senior pastor at the church and became its senior pastor in 1994.
Adult ministries at the church include Monday Morning Bible Study, Thursday Morning Men's Group, Thursday Women's Lunch Bunch, Prayer Partners and the Caring Team, which provides meals, transportation to and from doctors' offices and home visits.
Youth ministries and activities include Junior Youth Group, Senior High Youth Group, Junior Deacons, the Cherub Choir, Junior Choir and Teen Choir, and Sunday Scramblers, a Sunday morning program for children in first- through eighth grades that involves workshops on Bible stories.
Missions supported by Southport Congregational Church include Alpha Community Services, Andover Newton Theological School, Bridgeport Council of Churches, Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Builders Beyond Borders, Center for Women and Families, Eagle Hill Scholarship Fund, Emerge, Grasmere Eldercare Center, Habitat for Humanity, Horizons, Janus House, Kennedy Center, Missionary Society of Connecticut, National Council of Churches, Operation Hope, Project Learn, Prospect House, Simply Smiles, St. George's Community Supper, United Visiting Nurse Services, World Council of Churches and Yale Divinity School.
Southport Congregational Church, which has a preschool, describes itself as a warm and welcoming community of people who want to encourage and cultivate the abundance of love, life, comfort, peace, health, joy and meaning that God desires for us all and that each person is called by God to minister to one another and the world.