SAFETY ALERT: Computer use is traceable and Internet activities can never be fully erased from your hard drive. If you think your computer use might be monitored please find a safer place to surf the web, like at a friend's house or the public library. Or call the 24 hour domestic violence hotline at (707) 255-NEWS (6397) if you are in Napa County or (800) 799-7233 if you are outside of Napa County. If you are viewing our site and need to get away quickly to an unrelated site, click the red ESCAPE button in the upper right corner and you will be redirected. Please test this feature on your computer RIGHT NOW to ensure you are comfortable using it.

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ALERTA DE SEGURIDAD: El uso de una computadora puede ser identificado y actividades en la internet nunca pueden ser totalmente eliminadas del disco duro. Si piensas que tu uso de computadora posiblemente esta siendo monitoriado favor de encontrar un  lugar seguro donde puedas navegar la red social, por ejemplo la casa de una amistad confiable o la biblioteca publica. O llama a nuestra  linea de Violencia Domestica disponible las 24 horas al 707-255-NEWS (6397) si te encuentras en el Valle de Napa, o a este (800) 799-7233 si te encuentras fuera del Condado de Napa. Si estas visitando nuestra pagina y necesitas salirte rapidamente a una pagina no relacionada, oprime el boton rojo de ESCAPE arriba en la esquina de la mano derecha y seras desviado/a. Favor de probar este función en su computadara AHORA MISMO para asegurarse que se sienta comodo/a usando esta función.

Los servicios de NEWS están disponibles para todos, independientemente del estatus migratorio.

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NEWS is here to help!

NEWS is committed to supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, especially during this time of unprecedented transitions and health concerns. Out of deep respect for our employees and their families, for the time being, we will be pausing the ability to take walk-ins at our administrative office, and will be serving clients by appointment only. In no way will our commitment to providing safety, hope, healing and empowerment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse be minimized.

The NEWS Emergency Shelter programs remain operational 24-hours a day, and we continue to provide safe housing, emergency counseling, and emergency needs to victims escaping violence.

If you, or anyone you know, needs to access NEWS services at any time, please have them call our 24-hour help line (707) 255-6397 for immediate assistance. Also, you may continue on to our website or email us.

Thank you for your understanding and consideration,

Tracy Lamb
Executive Director

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Los servicios de NEWS están disponibles para todos, independientemente del estatus migratorio

¡NEWS está aquí para ayudar!

NEWS se compromete a apoyar a las víctimas de violencia doméstica y abuso sexual, especialmente durante este tiempo de transiciones sin precedentes y preocupaciones de salud. Por un profundo respeto por nuestros empleados y sus familias, por el momento, suspenderemos la capacidad de recibir visitas sin cita previa en nuestra oficina administrativa y atenderemos a los clientes solo con cita previa. De ninguna manera se minimizará nuestro compromiso de brindar seguridad, esperanza, sanación y empoderamiento a las sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica y abuso sexual.

Los programas de Refugio de Emergencia de NEWS permanecen operativos las 24 horas del día, y continuamos brindando vivienda segura, consejería de emergencia y necesidades de emergencia a las víctimas que escapan de la violencia.

Si usted, o alguien que conoce, necesita acceder a los servicios de NEWS en cualquier momento, pídales que llamen a nuestra línea de ayuda las 24 horas (707) 255-6397 para obtener asistencia inmediata. Además, puede continuar en nuestro sitio web o enviarnos un correo electrónico.

Gracias por su comprensión y consideración.

Tracy Lamb, directora ejecutiva de NEWS

707-255-NEWS (6397)




Kit Menu

Sometimes a community group, church, or business would like to help our domestic violence and sexual abuse families with a donation drive to make gift baskets or kits. These are very welcomed, especially when establishing a new household, or for holidays like Mother's Day or Christmas. We give you some ideas below for the most helpful and needed types of kits and what they might include.

While this is a suggested item menu, please make sure that kits are consistent and all items are full sized and new/unopened.

Alternatively, gift cards and cash are always welcome and accepted! It is so rewarding for clients to be able to choose the type and style of items that they receive.  

As always, cash donations allow for the most customized assistance for clients. Click here to go to our secure donation page.  For a list of how your donation dollars benefit a client, see “DONATION DOLLARS COUNT











Welcome Home Essentials 

(Family of 4 typical) 

Provided to clients who are transitioning into a new home. 




Laundry basket (Example



  • Dinnerware for 6 
  • Silverware   
  • Serving utensils 
  • Drinking glasses 
  • Coffee cups 
  • Pots and pans  
  • Bake ware  
  • Tupperware 
  • Paper Towels 
  • Gift cards (Walmart/Target) 


The Linen Closet 

Provided to clients who are transitioning into a new home. 




Plastic Tote (Example



  • Kitchen towels  
  • Bath Towels (hand towels and bathing towels) 
  • Standard size pillows 
  • Gift cards for bedding, sheets, etc. (Walmart/Target) 


Clean as a Whistle 

Provided to clients who are transitioning into a new home. 





Cleaning caddy (Example) Or 

Garbage bin (Example




  • Laundry detergent 
  • Dish soap 
  • Comet 
  • Bleach 
  • Windex 
  • All-purpose cleaner (Lysol or Fabuloso) 
  • Rag towels 
  • Paper towels 
  • Sponges  
  • Broom/Dustpan 
  • Spin mop (Example) or other mop 
  • Gift cards (Walmart/Target) 



Provided to clients transitioning into new home to have a place to sleep.   




In box, brand new. 



Mattress in box:  



  • Gift card to purchase both mattress and frame of choice. 




Provided to clients who are considering exiting an abusive relationship and/or facing natural disaster or homelessness. 





Small/medium duffle bags (Example



  • Toothbrush 
  • Toothpaste 
  • Hairbrush 
  • Small shampoo & conditioner 
  • Soap 
  • Face wipes 
  • Lotion 
  • Feminine pads 
  • Undies (M/L) 
  • Leggings (M/L) 
  • T-shirt (L) 
  • Bath towel 
  • Gift cards (Walmart/Target) 


Hygiene Kits 

Provided to clients when they enter the shelter and/or upon exit from the shelter and transition to new home. 






Tote bag (Example) or backpack (Example




Full sized: 

  • Shampoo 
  • Conditioner 
  • Body wash (liquid) 
  • Toothbrush 
  • Toothpaste 
  • Deodorant 
  • Sanitary pads 
  • Loofas/body brushes/scrubs 
  • Brushes/combs 
  • Flip flops 
  • Gift cards (Walmart/Target) 



Youth Hygiene Kits 

Provided to children when they enter the shelter and/or upon exit from shelter and transition to a new home. 






Water-proof case (Example



  • Tear free shampoo 
  • Children’s body wash 
  • Children’s toothpaste 
  • Children’s toothbrush 
  • Children’s wash mitt/cloth 
  • Gift cards (Walmart/Target) 


Technology Bundle 

Provided to clients for various needs: i.e. to enable school functionality, access to court documents, courtroom appearances, etc. 




Protective case (Example



  1. Tablets + earbuds/mic Chromebooks + earbuds/mic 
    Laptops + earbuds/mic 
  2. Phone (Example) + Starter Plan (Example)
  3. Internet starter plan
    - Hotspot (Example)
    - 60 Day plan (Example)
  4. Gift cards (Walmart/Target) 


Small Appliances  

Almost every client transitioning into a new home would love to have new appliances. 




In box, brand new. 



  • Blender (most desired) 
  • Toaster 
  • Toaster Oven 
  • Microwave 
  • Hand mixer 
  • Crockpot/Instant Pot 
  • Vacuum cleaner 
  • Gift cards (Walmart/Target) 


Collapsible Travel Bags 

Provided to clients who enter hotels with nothing to hold their belongings – restores dignity.  Foldability helps us with storage. 









The Birthday Store 

Kids in our support groups and shelter love being able to “go shopping” on their birthday in our little birthday gift store (a.k.a. closet). 







Toys for ages 5-12 

Gift Certificates (ie movies, Scandia) for older kids. 



Gift Cards and Cash 

Given to clients for various needs: gas, food, basic needs. 






Click here to go to our secure donation page.