Many thanks to the Heaven’s Helping Hand Foundation for its $2,500 grant to the HomeSafe program. Heaven’s Helping Hand has provided support for Next Door’s work every year for over 10 years. We are deeply grateful for their continued aid, their significant long term support, and their generosity which helps keep families in Santa Clara safe from violence and abuse.
As a testament to the good will and outstanding work of longstanding community partnerships, Lockheed Martin awarded Next Door a $7,000 grant for general operating support. These unrestricted funds are vital to Next Door’s ability to continue its work of providing safety for battered women and their children. Thank you Lockheed Martin Corporation for your ongoing support!
Improving the quality of life in their neighborhood yet again, Applied Materials gave $15,000 in support of Next Door’s HomeSafe permanent housing facility in Santa Clara. The program is the only one of its kind anywhere in Santa Clara County. Next Door’s two HomeSafe sites (one in Santa Clara and one in San Jose) provide 48 shared housing units for survivors and their children, serving 150 women with children each year. During residency, families receive supportive services such as counseling, case management and children’s services. Applied Materials has been one of Next Door’s major community partners for these past 10 years and for that we are very humbled and grateful for their continued support.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has a distinguished history of advancing education and equality for women and girls in the United States and around the world. So Next Door was quite happy to learn it had been awarded a $7,000 grant from the American Association of University Women to provide services through its Self Sufficiency Program. Next Door Advocates help DV survivors understand their options, and through the Self Sufficiency program, help them prepare for the job market, find suitable educational opportunities, and to take those steps that help them become independent and safe. Although this is a new partnership, Next Door is encouraged by this gift from the AAUW and hopes it will continue to support women’s educational and professional development through the Self Sufficiency Program.
The Sobrato Family Foundation has provided Next Door with a generous two-year general operating grant of $100,000. In addition, the Sobrato Family will increase this gift with an additional $2,500 in 2013-14 when Next Door matches the first year grant funds. General operating grants are highly prized by nonprofit agencies, because such funds are unrestricted and provide the agency with the flexibility needed to effectively sustain its mission. For over eight years, the Sobrato Family has been a steadfast partner of Next Door’s in improving the lives of DV survivors in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
After applying for grant funding for three consecutive years, it was finally announced this year that Next Door was one of six finalists to receive a grant at the 100 Women Annual Membership Dinner. At the dinner, Next Door’s Executive Director, Kathleen Krenek, spoke to over 300 women about the Self Sufficiency Program. Afterwards, she received a check for $42,500 in program support. Each year the Self Sufficiency Program empowers more than 400 women to become resilient, find jobs, new homes, and needed guidance and training as they work towards independence. 100 Women illustrates how a dedicated group of women can join together to make a serious difference in the lives of those in need.
You can find it on YouTube here!
The latest edition of the POWER Youth’s zine can be found here, so check it out!