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17Nov 2021
  • NDS staff at the NDS sign

50 years of Next Door Solutions | 1971-2021

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.

01Nov 2021
  • Ann Ravel

Supporter Spotlight: Ann Ravel

Ann Ravel congratulates Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence with its 50th Anniversary. Ann was a board member of WOMA in 1988.

20Aug 2021
  • Cynthia Hunter

Next Door Solutions hires Cynthia Hunter as Director of Programs and Policy

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.

07Jun 2021

Statement from Next Door Solutions

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.

02Jun 2021

Supporter Spotlight: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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...

20May 2021

Survivor Story 6: Fear

Fear. It’s the ultimate four-letter word. Have you ever seen a movie where the bad guy captures the hero’s family and the protagonist says: “whatever you do, don’t hurt them”? That was me.

20May 2021

Survivor Story 5: Above All Else I was heard…

I confided in my son’s pediatrician. His face grew ashen and implored me to seek the help of the Women’s Alliance (WOMA). “Your son is not growing up in that environment,” he said.

20Apr 2021

Board Member Spotlight: Pat Bashaw

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.

05Apr 2021

Board Member Spotlight: Marianne Aldoradio

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.

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