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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)




Family Violence Prevention Vigil

Domestic Violence Vigil: We Say No More

We Say NO MORE - that’s the theme for the Thursday, October 25th Napa Emergency Women’s Services Vigil at Veteran’s Memorial Park in downtown Napa. No More (or “No Más” in Spanish) is a nationwide campaign to bring awareness about Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. “We say No More: Together we can end domestic violence and sexual assault.”

In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Napa Emergency Women’s Services (NEWS) will sponsor the event. The vigil is the culmination of the monthlong observance which is celebrated around the country by advocates, victim service providers, law enforcement, the judiciary, prosecutors and survivors in an effort to raise public awareness about domestic violence.

This year's vigil will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. concluding with a candlelight march. Information displays about services provided by NEWS will be available including information about the Kids Exposed to Domestic Violence (KEDS) program with activities for children. Another fun activity for all ages available is fingernail painting with “Purple With A Purpose” sponsored by O·P·I Nail Lacquer. The Phat Salads & Wraps food truck will also be participating at the event with a Dine & Donate. Coffee and cookies will be provided by Molinari Caffe and Sweetie Pies!

“Domestic violence is not discriminating,” says Tracy Lamb, Executive Director at NEWS. “It can happen to anyone regardless of race, color, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or age, and it affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.”

“Napa Emergency Women’s Services (NEWS) believes that those who have become victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse have the power to strengthen and heal,” says Lamb. “Every day we bring respect, understanding, and resources to survivors, because we believe with kindness and support, we can create peaceful homes and a healthy community.”

Napa Emergency Women’s Services provides support and resources to over 1100 survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault each year. The 24 hour emergency crisis line, (707) 255-NEWS, receives over 800 calls per year, and nearly 100 women and children are housed at the emergency shelter in a year.

In the many vigils held in previous years, a survivor of domestic violence usually speaks. This year, following the “together” theme of the campaign, anyone who wishes to make a statement and fill in their personal comment of “I say no more because___________,” will be able to step up to the microphone, make their statement, and then sound a gong in memory or support of the victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

The public is invited to attend and join together as a community to send a message to all victims of domestic violence and sexual assault that they are not forgotten, that they are not alone, and that the community is here to do whatever it can to help them in the rebuilding of their lives.

The NEWS administrative office is at 1141 Pear Tree Lane, Suite 220, Napa, (707) 252-3687.