What other agency started in a garage? Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence!
In 1971, Bea Robinson and Latina activists concerned about violence they and others experienced joined together to start a hotline and refuge for victims of domestic violence and their children. This refuge, The Shelter Next Door, began in a garage in San Jose. It was the second domestic violence shelter program in California and was the first domestic violence shelter offering bilingual English-Spanish services in the nation.
Next Door Solutions’ 24/7 crisis hotline also began in 1971, and the number has not changed!
For nearly 45 years, Next Door Solutions has provided prevention and intervention services to women, men, children and teens in Santa Clara County and has grown into Santa Clara County’s premier domestic violence service agency.
Since that time, Next Door Solutions has helped build the lives of thousands of individuals and now serves between 7,000 – 10,000 people annually at many locations with comprehensive programs and services.