SAFETY ALERT: Computer use is traceable and Internet activities can never be fully erased from your hard drive. If you think your computer use might be monitored please find a safer place to surf the web, like at a friend's house or the public library. Or call the 24 hour domestic violence hotline at (707) 255-NEWS (6397) if you are in Napa County or (800) 799-7233 if you are outside of Napa County. If you are viewing our site and need to get away quickly to an unrelated site, click the red ESCAPE button in the upper right corner and you will be redirected. Please test this feature on your computer RIGHT NOW to ensure you are comfortable using it.

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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.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

NEWS is here to help!

NEWS is committed to supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, especially during this time of escalated stress and anxiety. Out of deep respect for the health of our employees and their families, our service deliveries have been altered slightly. In no way will our commitment to providing safety, hope, healing and empowerment for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse be minimized.

NEWS considers itself to be an “essential service” and we remain active and available to support those individuals and families suffering during this uncertain time.

On March 17th, NEWS staff started offering services remotely. NEWS program staff will do everything possible to provide compassionate trauma-informed care throughout this situation, with as little disruption as possible.

As of March 27th, NEWS is working to continue to maintain safe housing for our clients. We are experiencing a high volume of housing assistance requests. People requesting housing assistance may be asked to be put on a wait list to be contacted at a later date. We understand this is a very stressful time. We will contact those requesting services as quickly as possible. We ask that people requesting housing assistance have patience with us during this time as the NEWS Housing Program is doing its best to keep up with the needs of our community. 

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, visit us at www.napanews.org or email us at info@NapaNEWS.org.

Thank you for your understanding and consideration,


Tracy Lamb
Executive Director

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¡NEWS está aquí para ayudar!

NEWS se compromete a apoyar a las víctimas de violencia doméstica y abuso sexual, especialmente durante este tiempo de mucho estrés y ansiedad. Por un profundo respeto por la salud de nuestros empleados y sus familiares, nuestros servicios se verán ligeramente distintos. De ninguna manera se minimizará nuestro compromiso de proporcionar seguridad, esperanza, sanación y empoderamiento a los sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica y abuso sexual.

NEWS se considera un "servicio esencial" y permanecemos activos y disponibles para apoyar a las personas y familias que sufren durante este tiempo difícil.

El 17 de marzo, el personal de NEWS comenzó a ofrecer servicios de forma remota. El personal del programa NEWS hará todo lo posible para brindar atención compasiva informada sobre el trauma en toda esta situación, con la menor interrupción posible. A partir del 27 de marzo, NEWS estará trabajando para continuar manteniendo viviendas seguras para nuestros clientes. Estamos experimentando un gran volumen de solicitudes de asistencia de vivienda. A las personas que solicitan asistencia para la vivienda se les solicita que se incluyan en nuestra lista de espera para ser contactados más adelante. Entendemos que este es un momento muy estresante. Nos pondremos en contacto con los solicitantes de servicios lo antes posible. 

Si usted, o alguien que conoce, necesita acceder a los servicios de NEWS en cualquier momento  llamen a nuestra línea de ayuda las 24 horas (707) 255-6397 para asistencia inmediata. Además, visítenos en www.napanews.org o https://www.facebook.com/NapaNEWSParaPaz/.

Gracias por su comprensión y consideración.


Tracy Lamb, directora ejecutiva de NEWS

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707-255-NEWS (6397)

24 HOUR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ABUSE HELP LINE
LINEA DE AYUDA LAS 24 HORAS PARA VIOLENCIA DOMESTICA Y ABUSO SEXUAL

1-800-799-7233

OUTSIDE OF NAPA COUNTY
FUERA DEL CONDADO DE NAPA

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Each April, Sexual Assault Victim Services (SAVS), a program of Napa Emergency Women’s Services (NEWS), recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year’s motto is: “It’s time ... to talk about it! Talk early, talk often. Prevent sexual violence.”

We ask all of Napa County to join the conversation — focus on healthy sexuality and child sexual abuse prevention and start talking about healthy childhood development to prevent child sexual abuse.

Not easy topics to discuss, but national statistics indicate that

1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives.

Confronting child abuse must be a priority when the reality is that as many as 1 in 6 boys and

1 in 3 girls will experience a sexual assault before age 18.

Most abusers are adults and

93 percent of survivors know their abusers, who, in many cases, are family members. Less than

20 percent will ever tell anyone that it happened. In 2012, SAVS provided services for almost 300 survivors throughout Napa County — 147 under age 18.

Please help us end sexual violence toward our children and our adults:

• Get the facts. Sexual assault is a crime of control, not passion.

• Voice the truth. It is never OK for someone to force sex.

• Confront “rape myths.” Openly disagree with victim-blaming.

• Volunteer. Take the NEWS training to become a sexual assault and domestic violence counselor.

Join our Coaches Campaign. If you are a coach of any sport, join coaches throughout Napa County who have taken a stand against sexual assault by signing a pledge saying they have zero tolerance for any form of sexual abuse. NEWS believes that the majority of coaches are trusted adults who share our concern for the protection of children and young adults and they support, mentor, and serve as good role models for their youth.

For more information and to obtain a copy of the pledge, call 707-252-3687 and ask to speak with any SAVS staff member.

Begin this April, and make all year long “the time ... to talk about it.”

Other Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events:

April 9th Clothesline Project at Napa Valley College 9:30am-1:30pm
The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women.

April 24th Denim Day Event at Pacific Union College 10:30am-1:30pm
In 1999, the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing tight jeans. The Judge argues, “because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them,” concluding “it was no longer rape but consensual sex.” Wearing jeans is a symbol of protest against destructive attitudes about sexual assault.