Local Youth Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence

SAN JOSE, CA – June 24, 2019 – Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, Santa Clara County’s oldest and largest non-profit domestic violence service provider, was proud to see that today’s youth, and tomorrow’s leaders, have the compassion and awareness of victims of domestic violence.

MOVE Club (Medical Outreach Volunteers for Everyone) is a student-run volunteer club at Los Altos High School whose goal is to help charities and shelters with donations and supplies to carry on their mission of supporting the underserved in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“The MOVE Club members conducted research and discussed the mission of Next Door Solutions and we selected them as a beneficiary of our efforts because of the work it does to help victims, and their families, who have experienced domestic violence,” said Shay Adams, President of The MOVE Club. “Throughout the school year, we were able to secure toiletries and linens and donate about $1200.”

“The message of support from these high school students cannot be underestimated as it helps to create a pattern into adulthood of philanthropy and compassion to aid survivors of domestic abuse,” said Esther Peralez-Dieckmann, executive director of Next Door Solutions. “We are living in a time that abuse and murder are in the news and our youth, particularly young men can influence how we support victims and create an awareness of the issue.”

Anyone interested in supporting Next Door Solutions’ mission to stop domestic violence in the moment and for all time are encouraged to donate at https://nextdoor.org/give

Quick facts about domestic violence:
Over the last five years, the average length of stay at Shelter Next Door has increased 52%, from 25 days to 38 days – some families needed to stay for 90 days or longer.
In Santa Clara County, since 1994, there have been an average of 12 domestic violence-related deaths each year
Next Door Solutions received nearly 15,000 calls to its 24/7 hotline during the course of the last year
More than 2,700 Santa Clara County residents received nearly 23,000 services from Next Door Solutions, including shelter, crisis counseling, peer counseling, risk assessment, safety planning, case management, assistance with basic needs, information and referrals, and advocacy with other service providers
Of those, more than 580 clients received 2,400 services from Next Door Solutions for legal advocacy, assistance with filing temporary restraining orders, case consultations, and court accompaniment

About Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence (NDS) is a public, autonomous, non-profit that has been serving the people of Santa Clara County for more than 45 years, providing services to victims and their children, addressing unmet need, and helping to inform and educate the community. NDS’ mission is to end domestic violence in the moment and for all time, and offers a 24/7 crisis shelter and hotline, crisis counseling, support groups, legal advocacy, housing assistance, self-sufficiency case management, and risk assessments and safety planning for those experiencing and impacted by domestic/intimate partner violence.

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Beth Williams
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
(408) 501-7558