Human Services

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

Empowering survivors to achieve safety, stability, and self-sufficiency.

aka Next Door Solutions

San Jose, CA

Mission

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence’s (NDS) mission is to end domestic violence in the moment and for all time – creating paths for survivors from crisis to safety, stability, and self-reliance. Next Door Solutions is entirely dedicated to addressing the impact of domestic violence and intimate partner violence at the individual and the community level.

Ruling Year

1977

Executive Director

Ms. Esther Pearlez-Dieckmann

Main Address

234 East Gish Road Suite 200

San Jose, CA 95112 USA

Keywords

domestic violence, intimate partner violence, shelter, hotline and crisis intervention, abuse, support groups and peer counseling

EIN

94-2420708

 Number

2302237358

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence (DV/IPV) is prevalent in every community and affects all people regardless of age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, culture, religion, or nationality. Victims of DV/IPV comprise an isolated and extremely underserved - almost invisible – population in need of a distinctive approach to providing safe housing and other crisis services, peer counseling and support groups, and self-sufficiency services. Those whose lives are characterized by DV/IPV face very unique and difficult obstacles to achieving safety, stability, and greater self-reliance.

Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “intimate partner violence is a preventable health epidemic": 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner; 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been severely physically abused by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Community & Systems Advocacy

Shelter Next Door & 24/7 Hotline

Kids Club

Support Groups

Self Sufficiency Services

Housing First

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of clients served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Victims and oppressed people,

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

The number of survivors and their children receiving services through one or more core Next Door Solutions programs.

Number of clients in residential care

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Families,

Victims and oppressed people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Number of adults and children receiving 24/7 emergency shelter, including comprehensive case management.

Number of survivors receiving walk-in crisis counseling

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,

Victims and oppressed people

Related program

Community & Systems Advocacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Number of survivors receiving Community & Systems Advocacy services of walk-in crisis counseling

Number of clients participating in support groups

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,

Victims and oppressed people

Related program

Support Groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

17 Support Groups are provided throughout Santa Clara County, with seven for Spanish speakers and one for male survivors. Most offer Kids Club - positive play for youth - during group hours.

Number of survivors receiving Self-Sufficiency case management during a 12 month period.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,

Victims and oppressed people

Related program

Self Sufficiency Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Survivors work one-on-one with a program advocate to identify self-sufficiency goals and barriers to achieving those goals. Case management uses the Eight Domains of Self-Sufficiency framework.

Number of clients provided with Housing Assistance

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Victims and oppressed people

Related program

Housing First

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Housing First Program that addresses the needs of domestic violence victims and assists the survivor in remaining housed

Number of clients provided with Legal Advocacy

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,

Victims and oppressed people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Provides information about their legal rights; how to navigate the legal system, and how the courts work; assistance Restraining Orders; Peaceful Contact Workshops; and attorney consultations

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Next Door Solutions' (NDS) Theory of Change looks to decrease the number of women and girls in Santa Clara County who will experience an abusive relationship in their lifetime (current baseline is 1 in 3). NDS will use strategies of intervention and advocacy programs focusing on increasing self-determination and safety for survivors and their children. NDS looks to work collaboratively with community partners to further expand strategies of:
• Survivor-Defined intervention and advocacy programs focusing on increasing safety, knowledge, and options, and
• Targeted policy and advocacy that support adequate life domains
• Prevention programming focused on strengthening individual knowledge and skills, community education, and fostering coalitions and networks, and social mobilization at the individual and community level, and policy making, and
• Targeted policy and advocacy that supports safe relationships

NDS' strategic plan uses strategies of intervention and prevention programming, policy and systems advocacy, community awareness and collaborations, and evaluation. Guiding principles are: NDS must
• Be responsive to survivor's immediate and long-term safety needs
• Partner and collaborate with other organizations to accomplish its goal
• Have policy and advocacy as a part of its work to effect societal change

NDS also recognizes that in order to decrease abuse on a societal level, men must be a part of the solution.

•NDS is the oldest and most comprehensive domestic violence (DV) service provider in Santa Clara County, founded in 1971
• NDS has a consistent history of program delivery, innovation, and successful outcomes for clients
•NDS is recognized as a knowledge and thought leader in innovation, knowledge and practice in Santa Clara County
•NDS staff are highly trained and educated professionals in all disciplines, administration through program, and are dedicated to eradicating domestic violence in our community
• NDS service model is based upon Survivor-Defined Advocacy - a pragmatic approach to working with battered women that acknowledges and builds on women's perspectives and their response to their partner's power and control; and client-centered services
•NDS has received high ratings from the Nonprofit Finance Fund; Charity Navigator, criminal and legal justice system and among other nonprofit organizations.
•NDS is committed to maintaining a strong and accountable infrastructure and a diverse funding system

Program Indicators:
• 70% of surveyed Support Group participants will respond that they can better manage stress when it occurs
• 70% of surveyed Support Group participants will be able to identify at least one strategy to increase their own and/or their children's safety
• 80% of surveyed Community & Systems Advocacy (C&SA) participants will respond that they have gained at least one strategy to increase their, or increase their and their children's safety
• 80% of clients receiving Legal Advocacy responding to service survey will report a greater understanding of their legal rights and the legal process
• 85% of adult clients who use Walk-in Crisis Services will receive a Risk Assessment and Safety Plan
• 55% of those engaged in Self-Sufficiency Intensive Case Management for 12 months will maintain their level of Self-Sufficiency; 22% will improve their level of Self-Sufficiency
• 65% of Shelter clients with children will achieve one or more “needs" identified in the Client's Needs Assessment by time of discharge
• 85% of adult clients who stay at the Shelter for at least 3 days will receive a Risk Assessment and Safety Plan
• 65% completing the Shelter Exit Survey will report that they can identify at least one strategy to increase their, and/or their children', safety

Since 1971, when a group of concerned women identifying the unmet need for services addressing domestic violence in Santa Clara County started a hotline and shelter (a garage used as a safe haven) for domestic violence survivors and their children, Next Door Soluitons has been addressing the needs of tens of thousands of women and children experiencing domestic violence as it seeks to fulfill its mission to “end domestic violence in the moment… and for all time". And like other great Silicon Valley organizations that started in a garage, NDS has continued to evolve to continually address the needs of those it serves by providing a full range of services to address safety to self-sufficiency.

In addition to its flagship program (Emergency Shelter), today NDS provides transitional services to survivors at two affordable housing sites in San Jose and Santa Clara (HomeSafe 2001 and 2002), 11 Support Groups throughout the county, Self-Sufficiency Program, Community and Systems Advocacy, and Kids Club children's programming that provides engaging individual and group activities in a safe, inviting, and consistent environment that promotes positive play.

NDS has expanded its reach through collaborative efforts with community partners and implementing innovative approaches to create new and expanded access to DV services; in example:
• Embedded NDS Advocates at the San Jose Family Violence Center
• Embedded NDS Advocates at Santa Clara County CalWORKs offices
• NDS and Mayview Community Health Center's Domestic Violence and Health Care partnership
• NDS and Stanford School of Medicine's Health Access and Education Programming for Intimate Partner Violence Survivors and Their Families: A Community-Based Initiative
• NDS, the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association - “Quilts as Women's Shelter" program

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

National Network to End Domestic Violence 2016

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Financials

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

East Asian

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

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