NEXT DOOR SOLUTIONS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RECEIVES EBAY FOUNDATION GRANT FOR SHELTER AND 24-HOUR HOTLINE
(SAN JOSE, CA/2013) – Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the eBay Foundation Corporate Advised Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The grant was recommended by eBay Foundation’s employee-volunteer led San Jose Bay Area GIVE Team. Funds will be used to provide 24-hour Shelter clients with safety plans, case management, resources and referrals, and coordinate emergency services clients need as well as other non-crisis Next Door and community services that address hunger, homelessness, and health needs and allow them to rebuild their lives in a sustainable way.
David & Lucile Packard Foundation –This generous two-year grant from the David & Lucile Packard Foundation will help ensure that Next Door can continue to provide high quality programming to survivors of domestic violence and their children. This is the 7th year that the Foundation has provided general operating funds. These funds are vital to the survival of Next Door, as unrestricted money allows the agency maximum flexibility in meeting its obligations. Next Door is deeply grateful to the David & Lucile Packard Foundation for its continued essential support of our programming and operations.
Latham & Watkins, LLP — A valued financial and in-kind supporter of Next Door for several years, Latham & Watkins, LLP continues to provide countless hours of pro bono assistance to Next Door clients. Latham & Watkin’s $5,000 grant this year will help ensure that our clients can access necessary legal services including restraining orders, court accompaniment, and language translation. Thank you very much Latham & Watkins for all the many ways you help Next Door and its clients.
TJX Foundation — For the eighth year in a row, the TJX Foundation’s gracious gifts have helped families recovering from domestic violence find hope and build new lives through Next Door’s HomeSafes and Self-Sufficiency programs. Families can stay at the HomeSafes while receiving supportive services such as counseling, case management and children’s services. The Self-Sufficiency program provides basic skills needed to find jobs and manage money. Next Door thanks the TJX Foundation for its $5,000 grant and its ongoing program support.
Western Digital — Next Door is very fortunate that its Legacy Partner Western Digital has provided generous funding for more than five years. Western Digital’s most recent grant of $10,000 provides support for Next Door’s Children & Youth programming which includes the Windows Between Worlds arts expression curriculum, literary activities and homework help for the kids at the HomeSafe, and family field trips. Children can also enjoy special holiday and birthday celebrations because of the Western Digital’s grants. Next Door joins its families in extending a hearty thank you to Western Digital.
Allstate Foundation — Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation’s Domestic Violence program, Next Door’s Self-Sufficiency program continues to help victims of DV empower themselves. The Self-Sufficiency program enables women to become resilient, providing guidance and direction in job readiness, building a financial foundation, budgeting, personal organization, and life enrichment. This is all made possible through the generosity of Next Door’s partners. Thank you Allstate – with your support, Next Door’s clients will be able to sustain their safety for years to come.
Qualcomm — Legacy Partner Qualcomm Incorporated granted $12,500 to Next Door’s Windows Between Worlds program (WBW). WBW is an art expression curriculum that helps children process and express difficult emotions, so they can heal from the trauma of DV. Art expression supports their sense of safety and comfort. WBW culminates in a community exhibition, Healing Hearts, to be held this April 2014. Funding from Qualcomm also supports academic and other children’s services at Next Door. Many thanks to this Legacy Partner for their multi-year commitment and their continued support to the children at Next Door!
SAN JOSE, CA (October 2013) – In advance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Mary Kay FoundationSM has awarded $3 million in grants to 150 domestic violence shelters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Next Door’s 24-hour Emergency Shelter in San Jose, CA received one of the $20,000 unrestricted grants to maintain critical services and programs for individuals who are survivors of domestic abuse. Next Door’s 24-hour Emergency Shelter is a full-service facility that provides safety and shelter to more than 250 victims and their children annually in San Jose. The need is more critical than ever as the recession has increased the number of families, women and children impacted by domestic violence that are seeking shelter. The funds received from The Mary Kay Foundation will allow staff at Next Door’s Shelter to keep its doors open, provide safety planning, case management, food, and vital safe housing.
For nearly 20 years The Mary Kay FoundationSM has supported the prevention and elimination of domestic violence, an epidemic that touches one in every four women in her lifetime. Though the Foundation’s annual shelter grant program, $34 million has been granted to domestic violence since 2000.
Intero Foundation — Next Door is pleased and grateful that the Intero Foundation has chosen to provide a $7,500 grant towards the Children & Youth Programs. A first time funder, the Intero Foundation’s grant will help children and their parent’s transition from a state of crisis to a healthy state of resilience and self-sufficiency at the Next Door Emergency Shelter and its HomeSafes. One of the program components, Kid’s Club, utilizes the “Window Between Windows” curriculum which helps children heal from the trauma of DV through art expression.
Palo Alto Medical Foundation — For three successive years, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation has helped women renew their emotional resilience and reduce the risk of further violence with their $10,000 grant for Next Door’s support groups. The funds ensure a continuation of the Mountain View support group, located at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, as well as Next Door’s other groups in Santa Clara County, especially in the north County. Thank you Palo Alto Medical Foundation for your continuing partnership.
St. Andrews — Next Door is most grateful to the Episcopal Church Women of St. Andrews Church for their continued community service. The ECW is a long-standing Next Door partner, for more than eight years it has helped DV victims become safe and self-sufficient. Their recent $5,000 grant will provide vital support to the Next Door’s 24-hour Emergency Shelter.
SanDisk Takes Action on Behalf of Families
SanDisk gives back to the community, and Next Door is thankful for its more than eight year partnership with SanDisk. The company’s $25,000 grant for Family Support Services will fund the Kid’s Club, POWER (Proud of Wanting Equal Relationships), and Academic Support at the HomeSafe permanent housing programs to help families and children heal from the trauma of abuse, teach young people constructive modes of self-expression, and provide kids with the support they need to excel in school.
Verizon Helps Reduce Teen Dating Violence
Next Door thanks the Verizon Foundation for its third year of support for the POWER (Proud OF Wanting Equal Relationships)Program. Their grant of $20,000 will help POWER youth leaders to use the power of social media to create dialogue around gender norms in order to create a greater understanding of the dynamics of teen dating violence. Last year, POWER’s Social Media campaign distributed “zines” to more than 400 students and youth, pamphlets that provided an age-appropriate perspective about gender norms and dating violence and reached more than 2,500 viewers via POWER Facebook pages, Twitter, Tumblr, and Youtube.
A Sparkling Shelter Thanks to the Housing Industry Foundation
A $35,000 renovation grant from the Housing Industry Foundation (HIF) made all the difference in the world to women and children seeking sanctuary from domestic violence. The HIF’s generous infusion of cash, product, and volunteer labor updated and modernized Next Door’s Emergency Shelter, creating a more comfortable and welcoming safe place. Thank you HIF.
The Thomas and Ellen Hogue Family Foundation Aids Families in Crisis
Distressed families received important new opportunities to reform the important bonds of love and trust, often so damaged by DV, because of the $9,000 in grant funds given to Next Door from the Hogue Family Foundation. The grants supported Next Door’s field trips such as the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, Camp Cooley, and the San Jose Tech Museum and San Jose Discovery Museum.