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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.
Statement from the Bay Area Domestic Violence Shelter Collaborative
We, the Bay Area Domestic Violence Shelter Collaborative, stand in solidarity with Asian and Asian-American communities who continue to face unimaginable violence and hate across the country.
Biden signs Bill to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021
The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 100 to 0. The fund is used to support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes.
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.
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...
Survivor Story 4: My story is a reverse Pandora’s Box
What I found shocked me and revealed the fierce grip abuse can have on victims, even when those memories are buried in the deepest corners of our mind.
Survivor Story 3: I was leaving my support group behind.
Contrary to what the song says, love should not hurt. Not in these ways.
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.
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.
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.