John originally joined Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence’s Board of Directors in 2005, took a four year hiatus, and returned in 2023 to help ensure that NDS is positioned financially to expand to meet the increased need for services in our community due to the impact of the pandemic.
Honoring domestic violence victims who have lost their lives and survivors that are moving towards wellness and recovery with support from Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence.
October 14, 2023 | 6:00 PM | Villa Ragusa, Campbell
When a Stanford pediatrics resident realized “there were things that weren’t taught in medical school” and reached out to Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence (NDS), the result was a series of presentations to residents at the nonprofit’s permanent shared housing about nutrition, healthy eating, reproductive health, managing the stress of raising children, and domestic violence awareness.
Since 2003 Barbara has dedicated her time to managing and organizing the Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence (NDS) pantry of emergency supplies. Our pantry of food and hygiene items is available to anyone who has escaped an unsafe living situation and needs essential items. Barbara's tenure of 20 years here at NDS spans much longer than most of the staff, so she is a pillar of how we can support those in crisis by providing the survivors with the most basic needs.
The Links Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation established in 1946, committed to enriching, sustaining, and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. The San Jose Chapter of the Links Incorporated “Desserts for Charity” event has supported Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence since 1994.
In Memoriam: Bea Robinson Mendez, Founder | January 31, 1934 - January 13, 2023
Local Activist and Founder of Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, Bea Robinson Mendez passed at the age of 88 on January 13, 2023.
This month (National Domestic Violence Awareness Month), Community Health Partnership, in collaboration with Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, launched a training program for local community health centers and other community-based organizations to be able to identify and respond to intimate partner violence, commonly referred to as domestic violence.
On Oct 7, 2022, Next Door Solutions held the annual Light Up City Hall Wal, from Circle of the Palms Plaza in downtown San Jose to City Hall, where walkers and attendees were greeted with a resource fair. The evening included notable speakers, cultural performances, and food, and concluded with a candle-lighting ceremony and the lighting of the City Hall’s Tower and Rotunda in purple to honor lives lost from domestic violence.
She hesitantly returned to him and the abuse stopped for a short while… but it began again. It grew significantly worse over the years due to issues that stemmed from jealousy, insecurity, and control. Nonetheless, she remained with him trying to fix their relationship because of love.