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Domestic Violence Awareness Walk | October 7, 2022

Join us on October 7th, 2022, at 4:30 pm, on a walk to end domestic violence. We will begin our walk at 4:30 pm at Circle of the Palms Plaza. From the Plaza, we will start walking towards the San Jose State Campus to take a brief intermission at the Olympic Black Power Statue. From the school's campus, we will walk towards our final destination at City Hall. At City Hall there will be music, live performances, food, entertainment, and a resources fair!

Employee Spotlight: Elsie Lopez

Elsie Lopez began her career at Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence in August of 2000. She worked as a Kids Club Coordinator, a Support Group Facilitator, an On-call Hotline Advocate, and at the Next Door Shelter. We celebrate her commitment to survivors and dedicated service of over 21 years.

Next Door Solutions Announces New Executive Director

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence proudly announces the appointment of Colsaria Henderson as executive director starting August 31st, 2022. The selection of Ms. Colsaria Henderson to head the agency reflects NDS' desire to continue to build its efforts to create paths for survivors to achieve safety and self-sufficiency.

Partner Spotlight: Cake4Kids

Cake4Kids is an organization founded by volunteers who sought to bring their baking talents to those in need. Since 2010, over 37,000 cakes have been baked, donated, and most importantly, enjoyed! Cake4Kidshas been a supporter since 2014. Over the years Next Door Solutions has received over 270 cakes from Cake4Kids.

COVID-19 and Intimate Partner Violence – Video Series

We worked with Stanford University’s Department of Emergency Medicine and DigitalMedic to create a video series that aims to better inform health workers, community members, and survivors about the complexities of IPV while navigating the challenges the pandemic has created in seeking help.

Promoviendo Relaciones Sanas

Talleres: Promoviendo Relaciones Saludables / Virtual Workshops: Promoting Healthy Relationships recorded on April 23rd, 2022, and June 21st, 2022.

Next Door Solutions’ Statement on the June 24, 2022 SCOTUS Decision

Next Door Solutions stands in solidarity with survivors, reproductive healthcare providers and advocates in the reproductive justice movement. Every survivor and person deserves the right to bodily autonomy. Safe and equitable reproductive healthcare is essential to family and community health, safety, and wellbeing.

Statement from Next Door Solutions on Gender-Based Violence & Reproductive Justice

Next Door Solutions’ programs and services are based on a survivor-defined model; we recognize the survivor is the most knowledgeable person in regards to their life and all the circumstances surrounding and flowing through it. It also means that we don’t “tell” the survivor what they should or should not do. That includes their reproductive decision making.

When Bonds Become Chains

Sometimes it’s fear of deportation or revenge against family; other times it’s the economic dependency, especially if the abuser provided the income. Often, it’s the sheer paralysis of finding a safe place to live, particularly in the Bay Area with its high cost of living. Ana Castillo, who works for the Next Door Solutions (NDS) advocacy housing program, recounts a recent case about a client we will name “Angela”.

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