The Gilroy & Hollister Innovators

Creating a safer community together

The Gilroy and Hollister Innovators are teams of community members dedicated to creating safer communities in Gilroy and Hollister. The Innovators use the Close to Home approach to design community-led initiatives and solutions to prevent domestic and sexual violence from happening in our community. Everyone plays a role. Youth and adults; people of all genders; family, friends, and neighbors; professionals and politicians all combine their voices and efforts to create change together.

The Gilroy Innovators

Learn More:
Gilroy Innovators Flier (English)
Gilroy Innovators Flier (Spanish)

For more information, please contact:
Rosalvo Romero: 669.239.9017 or

The Hollister Innovators

The Hollister Innovators are recruiting confident, passionate, and committed community members ready to share their opinions and expertise. Hollister Innovators can be youth (ages 14-21) and adults (age 22+) who are Hollister residents.

Learn More: 
About Hollister Innovators (English/Spanish)

Apply Today:
Youth & Young Adults (Ages 14-21) Application (English)
Adults (age 22+) Application (Spanish)

For more information, please contact:
Laura Galvan: 831.673.0307 or
Teresa Gonzales: 408-469.6561 or

Learn about the issues

More Ways to Participate:

Invite the Innovators to speak to your work team, sports team, social group, faith-based group, or any other group or gathering to promote this amazing new venture. See contact info above.
Support this exciting project by donating space, materials, food, and/or any other contribution you can.

Visit us on TikTok @GilroyInnovators or TikTok @HollisterInnovators

Learn more about the issue. Use this link to read about Primary Prevention 101  (Spanish version).


If you have any questions about these volunteer opportunities, please contact us at:


At Community Solutions I met some wonderful women who helped me with my fears and helped me understand that I did not deserve to be abused by anyone.

Luz, age 50, Solutions to Violence

[Community Solutions] helped me with my problems and were there when I was having hard times. They have helped my family with a place to live and helped us pay some bills and buy some food when we needed it.

Serena, age 15, Child & Youth Behavioral Health

I cannot describe very well but all I know is that each day is getting better. Your program helps.

Jin, age 62, Adult Behavioral Health

Thanks to the program, I left the ugly house I was living in that had two small windows for the 8 of us, dirt floors, broken windows, no door, and the toilet always clogging. Now my children and I have a nice apartment where we have more space, privacy, and carpet where we can be barefoot.

Teresa, age 38, Solutions to Violence Supportive Housing Program