NEWS Executive Director, Tracy Lamb, recently joined the Board of Directors for the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CalCASA). CALCASA is the only professional organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of and supporting the work of rape crisis centers, which operate independently throughout California. CALCASA is committed to ending sexual violence through a multifaceted approach of prevention, intervention, education, research, advocacy and public policy.
The organization provides a critical bridge among the efforts made by advocates providing direct services, statewide policy makers and federal responses to violence against women. “I am honored and excited to join the Board at this pivotal time in the history of the movement to end sexual violence,” says Lamb
Also, on March 15, 2018, Tracy received the Excellence in Leadership Award from CVNL at their 3rd Annual Heart of Napa Awards. The Heart of Napa Awards recognizes outstanding nonprofits and the committed individuals who serve them. The awards are a platform for nonprofits to share inspiring stories of courage, advocacy, and change.
Earthquakes, fires, and floods have more in common with domestic violence and sexual abuse than you might think. There is fear, loss, uncertainty, and ongoing feelings of trauma related to something that happened to you that was not in your control. NEWS has a highly trained, caring, staff ready to be there with people who have these types of experiences.
NAPA VALLEY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION DISTRIBUTES $565,000 TO SUPPORT THOSE AFFECTED BY FIRES
Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) distributed $565,000 in grants today that will fund trusted community-based nonprofit agencies to support families and individuals impacted by the Napa Fire Complex who are in immediate need of assistance. The grants are earmarked for critical disaster-related needs, such as temporary shelter, food, medical care, mental health services, emergency childcare, transportation, resource/referral and case management services, legal services, and other human services for affected communities in Napa County.
The grants were made from the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund, which is managed by NVCF and was established with a $10 million lead gift from Napa Valley Vintners following the 2014 South Napa Earthquake. After all phases of quake-related relief programs concluded last year, the Disaster Relief Fund had a balance of approximately $2.5 million, which is the starting point for current relief efforts for the Napa Fire Complex.
Blue Shield of California Foundation recognizes NEWS as a critical leader in California’s domestic violence field
NAPA, CA (August, 2, 2017) - Blue Shield of California Foundation announced today a grant of $20,000 to NEWS-Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Services to ensure its ongoing ability to care for, and advocate for, survivors of domestic violence and contribute to its prevention. These general operating funds are meant to provide NEWS with the flexibility to leverage new ideas as well as respond to new changes and challenges ahead.
NEWS is pleased to announce that their popular Men Making NEWS event will be held on August 29th this year.
Sponsored by The Doctors Company
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 four categories for public nomination for 2017 are: Young Man of the Year, Male Role Model of the Year, Father of the Year (or Father Figure), 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.
The awards will be presented during a recognition reception to be held at the Lucky Penny Community Arts Center on Tuesday, August 29th, 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 www.napanews.org (below) or by contacting Karen Calhoun at (707) 252-3687, firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail, fax, or email the completed form to NEWS at: 1141 Pear Tree Lane, Suite 220, Napa, CA 94558, fax (707) 224-1560, email email@example.com. Nomination forms must be received by NEWS no later than August 14, 2017.