West Valley Federated Women’s Club Donate $5,000 for Emergency Services to Senior Citizen Victims of Domestic Violence

A hearty “thank you” to the members of the WEST VALLEY FEDERATED WOMEN’S CLUB who donated $5,000 for services that we provide for seniors, and particularly for the 24/7 Hotline and Emergency Shelter. Women and children frequently come to our Shelter with just the clothes on their backs. With the amazing support from this Club, our 24/7 Emergency […]

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Thank you to the Heffernan Foundation!

The HEFFERNAN FOUNDATION has generously donated $2,000 to Next Door Solutions for our 24/7 Emergency Shelter. With this important level of financial support, the HEFFERNAN FOUNDATION will help us provide shelter, safe housing services, and crisis counseling for domestic violence victims and their children. The shelter provides a safe haven for nearly 200 women and children each year and […]

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Thank you to the Applied Materials Foundation

Thank you, APPLIED MATERIALS, for your generous donation of $15,000 to support our HomeSafe Santa Clara program. The HomeSafe is the only program of its kind in Santa Clara County. We currently operate two HomeSafe housing programs, located in San Jose and Santa Clara.  2015 marks the 4th year of generous funding from APPLIED MATERIALS, […]

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Key Campaign 2015

Join us in raising funds for our Crisis Services program!

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Purple…the official color of Domestic Violence

 

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Bystander 101: You can help end violence against women, but you have to stand up and do something.

According to Jackson Katz, educator, author, filmmaker, and cultural theorist: A bystander in the violence prevention field refers to “anyone who plays some role in an act of harassment, abuse or violence — but is neither the perpetrator nor the victim. They are someone who is present and thus potentially in position to discourage, prevent, […]

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Thanks to West Valley Small Group Communication class for cleaning the Kid’s Club!

Thank you to West Valley College Small Group Communication class who came to our Community Office on Friday, April 25, for hours of spring cleaning!  They cleaned and disinfected our Kid’s Club and our play areas for children…a task that was definitely overdue!  This was a daunting task and they did it with a smile. […]

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Can Audrie’s Law Prevent Future Tragedies?

State Senator Jim Beall has introduced SB 838, named Audrie’s Law in memory of Saratoga High student Audrie Pott. Pott, who was raped at a student party in 2012, killed herself when pictures of the crime were posted by the assailants online. The bill has two major components. First, it closes a legal loophole. Currently, […]

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Military Rape: A Black Eye for Our Country

The subject of military rape is in the news on two fronts. A bill by New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is moving through Congress that will overhaul the way military rape cases are tried, taking a victim’s immediate commander out of the role of judge and jury and handing the case to a military […]

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