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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)




Holiday Donations

Each year NEWS sponsors the Adopt-A-Family Program where generous donors are matched up with a NEWS family in need. This year, we already have many families who have been paired with an individual or group who will make sure that their holiday wishes will come true, but there are more families out there to help!  If you are interested in adopting a NEWS family this season, please contact Nicole Solorio at the NEWS administrative office, (707) 252-3687 or

“It is just so nice to be able to offer something to a woman as she is waiting in our lobby to see an advocate,” says Melissa Andrade-Montañez, NEWS Bilingual Support Services Advocate, who greets each client as they come in for appointments at the NEWS administrative office. “Sometimes they have to wait a little while before they can see the court advocate or housing case manager. I like to be able to talk to them a little and ask them if there is something they need. Often they just need everyday items like full-sized shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, hairspray… things like that. It really makes me feel good to be able to give them something that was donated especially for them.”

During the holidays our community really shines! Many groups and individuals ask what they can do to help, and what they can give, to make the lives of women, moms, and children happier and more hopeful during a very difficult time. During the holiday season we will have 4 moms and 8 children who will call the NEWS Safe House their home. We also have an average of 45 women, and their children, who are in various stages of transition, or are breaking free from an abusive relationship. They are actively seeking services and counseling, and are working hard to rebuild their lives. They will be struggling to get through the holidays with added emotional stress, and would be uplifted by your gifts and donations.

 “Recently, the women coming into the shelter have fewer and fewer resources available to them,” says Sara Engle, NEWS Emergency Shelter Manager. Generally with little or no income, we need to supply them with all of their basic needs -- food, transportation, toiletries -- as we help them find a job, obtain child support, etc.”

Your gifts can make the season less stressful for the women and children we help.  Monetary donations are the best, as we can put the money toward the very specific needs of the individuals. The gifts of items like hand knit scarves, quilts, backpacks, kitchen items and toys are always heartwarming. If you have a church group, or community organization, or just individuals who would like to make a gift donation to NEWS this holiday season, here are the items that we need the most:

  • Gift cards: Grocery store, Walmart, Target, etc. (Please write $ amount on the cards)
  • Full-sized toiletries: Shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste & brushes, soap, bodywash
  • New Bath supplies: Towels, hairbrushes, curling irons, slippers, robes
  • New Kitchen items: Coffeemakers, toasters, blenders

Thank you so much for thinking of NEWS when planning your holiday giving. If you would like more information, contact Karen Calhoun, NEWS Development Director, at (707) 252-3687 or If you would like to make an online donation (one-time, or set up a monthly payment) please click HERE.

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