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Supporter Spotlight: The San Jose Chapter of the Links Incorporated
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
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.
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Training Coming to Community Health Organizations
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.
Light Up City Hall Walk 2022
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.
Survivor Story 8: Toxic Love
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.
Statement from Next Door Solutions on the Iranian Protests
Next Door Solutions (NDS) understands the lasting negative impact the oppression of women has on an individual, a family, or a community. Iranian women are being oppressed, criminalized, and murdered by the Islamic Regime in ways that are difficult even to imagine. Women have been kidnapped and murdered by the government police for singing in public, not properly wearing a hijab, and a myriad of other unjustified reasons.
Board Member Spotlight: Cheryl Halloran
Cheryl Halloran has been an active member of Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence’s Board of Directors for three years. She is a major donor and Development Committee member who fundraises in order for Next Door Solutions (NDS) to continue meeting the growing needs of survivors.
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.
Statement from Next Door Solutions on Gun Violence Prevention and Domestic Violence
Next Door Solutions works with survivors who may be at extreme risk of violence, injury or death due to firearms. Research shows that more than two-thirds of mass shootings are domestic violence incidents or are perpetrated by individuals with a history of domestic violence.
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”.
Survivor Story 8: My son altered the future
My toddler’s instinct to protect his mother enabled me to escape from the darkness. I asked myself: what am I doing? My abuser was removed from our shared home and I changed the locks. A police officer referred me to Next Door Solutions.
Girls Got the Blues
Join Us on Sunday, March 12 2023 at 2 PM for our annual Girls Got the Blues Concert! For the 10 Anniversary, Girls Got the Blues will be performing LIVE at the San Jose Women's Club, 75 S 11th St, San Jose. Get your tickets today!