In 1971, Bea Robinson Mendez, a victim of domestic violence, had little in the way of legal support, community advocacy, or a safe place to go. She recognized the lack of services to address the safety and unique needs of victims of domestic violence and their children. She rallied a group of friends, Latinas, and established a hotline number out of her garage, with each of the group members taking turns fielding the calls and providing information and support.
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence is pleased to announce the appointment of Cynthia Hunter as Director of Programs and Policy effective August 16, 2021. A known and recognized leader in the Domestic Violence movement in California, she brings enormous experience and knowledge to our efforts to end domestic violence in the moment and for all time.
We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the individuals who were killed in the VTA Mass shooting on May 26, 2021. Labeled the worst Bay Area mass shooting in decades, many still struggle to understand why this happened. It was discovered that the perpetrator had a history of inflicting violence and abuse on an ex-partner.
For nearly 25 years, the law firm of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati has provided a wide range of support that has included pro bono services, board membership, sponsorship of NDS events, volunteers for various events, donation of holiday gifts, and so much more. The Wilson Sonsini Foundation has sponsored Next Door Solutions Annual Events since 2004. Read More...
Pat is our board's unofficial "historian" carrying institutional knowledge and playing a key role in the capital campaign 22 years ago for building HomeSafe, transitional housing for victims of domestic violence and their children.
Marianne was born and raised in our beautiful city of San Jose. She started working in tech very early on in her life but now helps others succeed through her work as a career coach. She was first introduced to and has been working with Next Door Solutions since 2010.