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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)




Open House, October 14th!


An Announcement to our Community

NAPA, California – NEWS, the leading domestic violence and sexual abuse service organization in the Napa Valley, announced the upcoming launch of its new brand identity today. The new branding includes a new logo, updated colors and a new website that highlights the organization’s continued commitment of inclusivity of the community it serves.

Creating a new brand identity began back in 2015 when a small team of NEWS employees and Board members began to work on strengthening the organization’s marketing and outreach strategy. During that process, the team realized the need to reframe the conversations about domestic violence and sexual assault. The strategy includes building inclusivity, focusing on strength and empowerment, and encouraging optimism and transformation within the community.

Collaborating with local marketing and design firms, Piazza Marketing Concepts and Folia Designs, the rebranding process included a Community Needs Analysis. During this time, data was collected and analyzed to determine the direction the new branding strategy. This data included results from surveys and interviews completed over the course of four weeks with key supporters, donors, funders, partners and media contacts of NEWS.

Upon completion of the Community Needs Analysis, another six weeks was spent designing and developing a new look for NEWS. The result is a new mark that captures the simple, yet powerful essence of NEWS. To complete the new brand identity, the mark includes the use of four incredibly meaningful colors that represent domestic violence (purple), sexual assault (teal), teen dating violence (orange) and child abuse prevention (blue).  

“NEWS has proudly served the Napa County community for 35 years,” shared Tracy Lamb, Director of NEWS. "In that time, we have made tremendous progress in empowering victims to rise above the negative impacts of domestic violence and sexual abuse. With the help of our team, Board, community and partners, we are thrilled with our new brand identity, and feel that it represents our mission and growth in an incredible way.”

Since 1981, NEWS has been more commonly known by its formal name, Napa Emergency Women’s Services. “We recognized that our original name no longer represents the population that we serve,” stated Sandy Re Sims, who currently serves as President of the Board for NEWS. “As we grow and become more inclusive of women, men, youth and the LGBTQ community, we realize the importance of updating our branding so that it is more reflective of all that we do.”

The new branding will officially launch on Friday, October 14th to coincide with the start of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In addition to the release of its new website that morning, NEWS will also be hosting a Logo Launch Celebration from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at its offices on the second floor of 1141 Pear Tree Lane. The celebration is open to the public.                                                                                                                      

About NEWS

NEWS is dedicated to providing safety, hope, healing and empowerment for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Equally, NEWS is committed to promoting safe communities and social change through prevention, intervention, education, and advocacy throughout Napa County. NEWS believes that those who have become victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse have the power to strengthen and heal. 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. To find out more, visit us at or call (707) 252-3687.