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Men Making NEWS 2018

NEWS Now Accepting Nominations For Men Making NEWS 2018

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

NEWS-Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Services is pleased to announce that their popular Men Making NEWS event will be held during Domestic Violence Awareness Month on October 30 this year, sponsored by The Doctor’s Company. Nominations are now open.



To acknowledge the strength and worth of exceptional men guiding our community in Napa County who change the lives of families and youth for the better. The three categories for public nomination for 2018 are: Young Man of the Year, Male Role Model of the Year, and Peace Officer of the Year. Two additional awards will be given for NEWS Champion of the Year, and the NEWS Hope Award for a local business.

Awards Ceremony
The awards will be presented during a recognition reception to be held at the Lucky Penny Community Arts Center on Tuesday, October 30th, 5:30-7:30pm. Please save the date and make sure that you and your nominee will be able to attend the event.

Instructions for Nominating:
Nomination forms are available at or by contacting Karen Calhoun at (707) 252-3687, Mail, fax, or email the completed form to NEWS at: 1141 Pear Tree Lane, Suite 220, Napa, CA 94558, fax (707) 224-1560, email Nomination forms must be received by NEWS no later than October 15, 2018.

An integral part of NEWS' mission is to work toward changing the aspects of our culture that perpetuate domestic violence and sexual assault. Therefore, NEWS wants to honor men who present positive male role models for our children, youth and community by publicly recognizing their outstanding contribution with a corresponding award. By acknowledging their accomplishments in teaching respect, non-violence and positive family values, we hope to inspire our community to do more to prevent the epidemic of family violence.

2017 Young Man of the Year
There is no better leader than one who starts young. Napa County has a wonderful youth community; therefore NEWS wants to acknowledge a male leader between the age of 13-21 who is passionate about ending violence and creating youth leadership in Napa County.

2017 Male Role Model of the Year
Who demonstrates to us that to be a real man requires strength not violence? Who illustrates that they are not the same thing? Who reminds us that respect for others is the greatest power? This nominee can be a teacher, mentor, preacher, police officer, firefighter, crossing guard, public service provider, coach, community volunteer, Scout Leader, or any other educator or community leader.

2017 Peace Officer of the Year
The work that NEWS does would not be possible without the dedicated work of our local law enforcement officers. Whether calling us to advocate for a victim at the crime scene, police department, hospital, or coming to our offices to make a police report, we appreciate their service.

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. NEWS provides direct client services as well as shelter 24 hours a day/7 days a week, to approximately 1400 women, men, and children each year. The NEWS 24/7 Helpline number is (707) 255-NEWS (6397).

About Our Sponsor
The Doctors Company was founded in 1976 in response to the medical malpractice insurance crisis in California that closed thousands of physician offices and threatened patient access to affordable care. After leading the charge for comprehensive tort reform, their founders established The Doctors Company to continue the cause of advocating for physicians and advancing the practice of good medicine.