Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, Santa Clara County’s oldest and largest nonprofit domestic violence service provider, announced it will host its 10th annual Girls Got the Blues benefit concert to support efforts to provide services for survivors of domestic violence. The event will be held on Sunday, March 12th, 2023 at 2 p.m. PDT at the San Jose Women’s Club. 75 S 11th St, San Jose, CA 95112. Tickets can be purchased online at $40. Raffle tickets for numerous prizes will be available at the event https://www.nextdoorsolutions.org/GGTB/.
The event is intended to raise community awareness about the services provided in Santa Clara County by Next Door Solutions, including a shelter for victims, a 24-hour hotline, support groups, legal representation and more. This year’s event marks the 10th annual concert and will include a raffle with proceeds to benefit Next Door Solutions.
The line-up for this year’s band will once again be led by Lara Price, vocalist, guitarist, and band leader who has been nominated for Soul Blues Female artist by the Blues Foundation. She has been a long-time supporter of Next Door Solutions’ mission and survivor services, appearing at many of the organization’s events to raise awareness about domestic violence.
Girls Got the Blues is an all-star, female blues band where members come together from across the country once a year for this important event. Along with Lara Price, this year’s line-up includes Robin Roth, Vicki Grossi, Nancy Wenstrom, Janice Maxie Reid, Dolly Rappaport, Pam Hawkins, and Tia Carroll, along with Sweet Nectar featuring Sue McCracklin and Maureen Smith.
“It is not often that our community can come together in a fun way to support survivors of domestic violence. Girls Got the Blues is that great opportunity to raise awareness and to be in beloved community!” said Colsaria Henderson, executive director of Next Door Solutions. “This is the 10th anniversary for Girls Got the Blues which is the result of the enduring commitment of these women to lend their talent and appear year after year. It is also a reflection of the tremendous success and support the South Bay community has for this event. We invite the general public to join us and enjoy a great evening of music for a good cause in supporting victims of domestic violence.”
Quick facts about domestic violence:
- One in four women and one in seven men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner.
- In Santa Clara County, Next Door Solutions received nearly 13,000 callers to its 24/7 hotline last year.
- More than 2,500 Santa Clara County residents received services from Next Door Solutions, including walk-in crisis counseling, risk assessment, safety planning, basic need items including food, case management, housing assistance, therapeutic services, support groups and employment assistance.
- Of those, more than 1,165 clients received legal services from Next Door Solutions including legal advocacy, assistance with filing temporary restraining orders, case consultations, and court accompaniment.