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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.
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”.
Train the Trainer workshops focused on Intimate Partner Violence and COVID-19
El Comité de Mujeres Fuertes en Next Door Solutions, nuestros trabajadorx de salud comunitarios/Promtorx, le invitan a participar en esta serie de talleres informativos y estimulantes de Capacitación para Capacitadores centrados en la Violencia de Pareja Intima y COVID-19.
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.