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June 12, 2018 > Wieckowski names Nonprofit of the Year

Wieckowski names Nonprofit of the Year

Submitted By Jeff Barbosa

State Senator Bob Wieckowski honored Next Door Solutions for Domestic Violence as the 2018 Nonprofit of the Year for Senate District 10 on June 7 during the 3rd Annual California Nonprofits Day in the state Capitol.

ÒI am pleased to honor Next Door Solutions as the Nonprofit of the Year for Senate District 10,Ó said Wieckowski, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. ÒNext Door Solutions provides a wide array of critical services for domestic violence victims to move them away from danger to safety, self-resiliency, and personal development. Its programs, counseling, and guidance provide domestic violence survivors with a foundation of support and opportunities to enhance their personal budgeting and job-readiness skills. Since 1971, its services have helped thousands of survivors find a pathway to peace and new opportunities in their lives.Ó

Next Door Solutions is the leading provider of domestic violence prevention services in the South Bay.

ÒWe are deeply honored to be recognized by Senator Wieckowski as his Nonprofit of the Year,Ó said Executive Director Esther Peralez-Dieckmann. ÒWe appreciate Sen. Wieckowski's continued leadership in fighting domestic abuse and keeping it at the forefront of public policy discussion. This recognition is a reflection of the hard work of our volunteers and staff since becoming established 1971. Their efforts have made Next Door Solutions a leading voice locally and statewide to end domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence. As the largest and oldest domestic violence agency in Santa Clara County, we answer more than 14,500 crisis calls and provide direct service to nearly 3,000 unduplicated clients annually, in addition to having the first bilingual shelter in the nation. We look forward to working with Sen. Wieckowski and other elected officials to end domestic violence.Ó

Each day, about 5,410 Californians are victims of domestic violence abuse. Half of these victims seek emergency shelter and the rest use other services offered by providers, such as legal assistance and childrenÕs counseling.

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