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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, we will be altering our services slightly. For the time being, we will be pausing the ability to take walk-ins at our administrative office, and will be seeing 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 profundo respeto por nuestros empleados y sus familias, modificaremos ligeramente nuestros servicios. Por el momento, estaremos pausando la posibilidad de realizar visitas sin cita previa en nuestra oficina administrativa y veremos 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)

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James Byrum Named "2013 Male Role Model of the...

by Keri Brenner (Editor, Napa Valley Patch)

James Byrum, a volunteer who works with Napa-area children who are victims of sexual abuse, was named "Male Role Model of the Year" at an awards luncheon Friday.

"I learned growing up that sexual assault is something we talk about," said Byrum, who was chosen out of a field of 15 nominees in the male role model category.

About 120 people attended the Seventh Annual "Men Making NEWS" awards luncheon Friday at the Napa Elks Club. Event sponsor NEWS, or Napa Emergency Women's Services, works with all victims of domestic abuse and/or sexual assault. 

"Coming from an agency that traditionally sees the darker side of what is primarily men's violence against women, we want to bring attention to the fact that most men are good, and the importance of role models," said Tracy Lamb, executive director of NEWS. "What these men do is emulate for others, what men can do to improve lives and create healthy families and community'

Oscar Lagunas, a soccer coach who started a co-ed team for families, won in the "Father of the Year" category out of a field of six nominees. Luis Torres, a participant in the Napa VOICES program who has overcome severe adversity as a child, was chosen "Young Man of the Year" out of three nominees.

Master of ceremonies was Napa City Councilman Alfredo Pedroza.

"Any man can be a role model," he said. "It's a choice we make."

Keynote speaker was Ian Stanley, a youth minister, bilingual teacher, organizer of the LGBTQ Connection Napa and the "2012 Male Role Model of the Year."

Stanley said the definition of what it means to be a man was expanding to include more of what author Dr. Brené Brown calls "whole-hearted living," Stanley said.

"There are 10 guideposts listed by Dr. Brown for whole-hearted living," Stanley said. "These are about creating connection and acting in a loving way toward others."

Stanley said two of the 10 guideposts are: Cultivating authenticity; and cultivating intuition and trusting faith.

"We have to let go of what people think," he said. "We also have to be OK with uncertainty."

Byrum praised the other nominees in the ceremony and also thanked all the women who supported the men in their lives.

"Nobody is perfect," he said. "We as males need that encouragement from women."

See Napa Valley Patch article HERE.