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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, we will be altering our services slightly. For the time being, we will be pausing the ability to take walk-ins at our administrative office, and will be seeing 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 profundo respeto por nuestros empleados y sus familias, modificaremos ligeramente nuestros servicios. Por el momento, estaremos pausando la posibilidad de realizar visitas sin cita previa en nuestra oficina administrativa y veremos 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)




Take the Quiz

  1. Your partner accuses you of flirting at a party when you weren’t.

    1. They love you so much that they get jealous and this is flattering to you.
    2. You try to tell them that it isn’t true but they won’t listen and call you a slut.
    3. You tell them you weren’t flirting but they still don't believe you. You know their jealousy is baseless and it’s not your responsibility to convince them otherwise.

  2. You want to break up, but every time you talk about leaving, they say they can’t live without you.

    1. You hang in there even though you’re unhappy because you’re afraid they’ll be lost without you and you don’t want to hurt them.
    2. You break up, but when they cry and says they’ll do anything for you, you get back together.
    3. You know that this kind of dependence is unhealthy and suggest they get some counseling to help deal with the loss, but the relationship is over.

  3. Your partner continually sends text messages to you at work and you’re worried it will affect your job. You’ve asked them to stop but they keep sending them anyway.

    1. You go to the bathroom to text back every time you get a message and hope your co-workers don’t notice.
    2. You don’t answer the messages but they start calling on the phone, and the receptionist is getting mad.
    3. You firmly tell them that they are putting your job at risk and if they continue to call you’ll consider getting a restraining order, because this is not the kind of communication that should happen in a healthy relationship.

  4. Your partner is a great person most of the time, but when they drink they get mean and say hurtful and embarrassing things about you in public. They always apologizes later and then go back to being really nice. When they drink it’s always to excess and they don't seem to know how to stop.

    1. You accept their apology -- after all, when people drink they do stupid things sometimes.
    2. You beg them to stop drinking, but they don't think they have a problem.
    3. You realize you can’t make someone stop drinking or using drugs, only they have the power to make those changes. If they are not willing to take responsibility for their behavior, you have to decide what you can do for yourself. Al-Anon/Alateen and the NEWS support group are safe places to go for advice.

  5. Your partner only wants to do things as a couple and is jealous or angry when you spend time with anyone besides them.

    1. You’re flattered that they love you so much they only want to be with you.
    2. You feel a little smothered, but think it’s part of growing up to leave family & friends behind when you’re in love.
    3. You know that there’s no one person who can fulfill all your needs. You cherish the relationships you have with other people and continue to spend time with them and tell your partner that if it’s “all or nothing,” then it’s nothing.

If you answered C to the questions above, you are on the road to a healthy relationship. The scenarios in these quiz questions are all too common, and can indicate very dangerous situations. If you’re being stalked at work, called hurtful names, or being abused by someone who is addicted to alcohol or drugs -- your relationship isn’t healthy. Without professional help, it will probably get worse. NEWS is here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to listen and talk with you about options. Please call us. You can remain anonymous, you can chat with us at (707) 255-6397, or come see us in person at 1141 Pear Tree Lane, Suite 220.

Your life starts with full open doors. As you grow up, the mistakes you make and the paths you choose will determine which door you'll go through. -- Nicholas P., Age 15