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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.

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707-255-NEWS (6397)

24 HOUR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ABUSE HELP LINE
LINEA DE AYUDA LAS 24 HORAS PARA VIOLENCIA DOMESTICA Y ABUSO SEXUAL

1-800-799-7233

OUTSIDE OF NAPA COUNTY
FUERA DEL CONDADO DE NAPA

Is this abuse?

Sometimes when you care about someone it’s hard to believe they could be an abuser. If even one of the descriptions below sounds familiar, you may be in a dangerous relationship. Sometimes abuse is emotional and sometimes it’s physical:  both can be devastating.

  • If you’ve ever felt afraid of your partner because they acted extremely jealous or possessive or looked at you in a threatening way
  • If your partner has called you nasty names or hurled insults at you
  • If your partner monitors where you go and with whom, calls or texts your phone excessively, or controls what you wear
  • If you get blamed or yelled at for things that aren’t your fault
  • If your partner treats you disrespectfully and then blames you for his actions
  • If you have been pushed, kicked, slapped, or hit -- even once
  • If your partner isolates you from people you care about
  • If you are pressured or forced to have sex when you don’t want to or are ill
  • If your partner has threatened to kill you, themselves, someone you care about, or your pet, this is very dangerous and should be taken seriously

If you’re saying, “that sounds like my relationship,” we urge you to call and talk to a counselor. We’re here 24/7 to listen and talk with you about options.  Please call us at 255-NEWS.  You can remain anonymous, or you can come see us in person from 8 to 5 M-F at our business office. All services are free and confidential. We won’t judge or tell you what to do.  We can be a sounding board for you and can offer you information and resources. 

End the Silence, Break the Cycle, Make the Call