Mothers (and Others) For Justice is CCA’s grassroots advocacy group that works to bring about systemic changes in public policy. Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday evening of the month, and those interested in joining need to attend three meetings to become members. Childcare and transportation are provided.
The group was founded as Mothers For Justice in 1993, by women receiving services from CCA. They came together to influence efforts to reform the welfare system. In 2018, the group revised its name to inclusively reflect its committed members who are neither mothers nor women.
In February 2010, MOFJ produced a documentary, “Living in a Broken System.” The film features individuals sharing their personal struggles and challenges living within the current welfare system. It premiered at the Connecticut General Assembly, has been shown at numerous conferences and forums throughout the state.
MOFJ’s advocacy is currently focused on three key issues:
- The lack of affordable, safe housing in New Haven
- Voter registration and engagement
- Access for all CT residents to high-quality, affordable healthcare.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (203) 780-8335 to learn more.