BENEFITING: NEXT DOOR SOLUTIONS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence is a non-profit, multicultural agency entirely dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions to domestic violence. Serving Santa Clara County since 1971, Next Door Solutions seeks to end domestic violence in the moment and for all time, by helping survivors rebuild their lives, cultivating resilience in children and youth exposed to domestic violence, and working alongside women as they move from crisis to safety, stability, and self-sufficiency.
45 years ago, a group of women decided that enough was enough- every day, they heard stories of women facing abuse and having no place to turn for help. Domestic violence was still a term that no one spoke aloud- an issue better kept between four walls. These women took the first steps to address domestic violence in Santa Clara County, and they started in the way all great Silicon Valley organization do- in a garage. From that garage, Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence has grown into an agency capable of meeting the needs of our clients as they move along a path out of crisis to acheive safety, stability, and self-sufficiency.
Today, in 2016, domestic violence continues to be one of our community’s most pressing issues. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Domestic Violence is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans.” In 2014, Santa Clara County (SCC) prosecutors filed criminal charges in 64% of the nearly 3,900 domestic violence cases that were referred to them by police – many more go unreported (2014 SCC Domestic Violence Death Review Committee). During the period of 1994 – 2014 the average number of domestic violence related deaths in SCC each year was 12.
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