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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)




NEWS Presents Wine Women & Shoes Napa Valley at...

Celebrate in style at Napa Emergency Women’s Services’ Wine Women & Shoes Napa Valley Fundraiser!

What: Wine Women & Shoes Napa Valley

When: July 27, 2013, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where: Charles Krug Winery, St. Helena

Why: A fundraiser for Napa Emergency Women’s Services

How: Tickets are available at

Napa Emergency Women’s Services (NEWS) is excited to present Wine Women & Shoes Napa Valley 2013. Founded in 1981, NEWS provides a nurturing refuge for women and children suffering from domestic violence and/or sexual assault, and is a catalyst for change through prevention, intervention, and advocacy.

100% of ticket and auction sales and 20% of your vendor purchases are contributed to NEWS, Tax ID# 94-2745889. Visit for more information about NEWS.

Wine Women & Shoes® is the brainchild of Elaine Honig. While chatting with a girlfriend about the growing popularity of wine and food pairing events, they jokingly said, "Wine and shoe pairings would be a lot more fun!" And they were right. WW&S® events are now in 50 cities across the country, with over 25,000 attendees per year, and they have raised more than $15,000,000 for women's and children's causes. NEWS has partnered with WW&S to bring this fabulous event to the Napa Valley.


Your Single Sole Sister/Sole Brother Admission  $175 -  will see you greeted by our fabulous Shoe Guys, receipt of a lanyard with bidding badge, you will be enjoying tasty treats and drinks from over two dozen restaurants and wineries, shopping for shoes, jewelry and accessories at our fabulous marketplace, opportunity to win a one of a kind Key to the Closet Raffle worth over $8,000 with the purchase of a $50 “key,” silent auction items, fun photos of you and your friends, audience seating at the fabulous fashion show, bidding on fantastic live auction items, and a swag bag of fun items to take home with you.

Your Single Stiletto Admission- $250 - includes everything above, with the addition of Valet Parking, greeting with Raymond Sparkling Wine, Stiletto table seating at the fashion show for you and your Stiletto friends, attentive Shoe Guys waiting on you “hand and foot” during the fashion show, (and the opportunity to adopt your very own Shoe Guy to serve as your personal tableside “Shoemmelier” who will ensure you and your friends receive personalized hunky service, as well as Stiletto snacks at your table.)

Attend with your Besties! This event is the perfect way to re-connect, catch up, make new memories, and celebrate special occasions. Our Stiletto guests can even pre-arrange to sit together at a Stiletto table during the fabulous Fashion Show and Auction.

Watch the Dazzling fashion Show. Beautiful women’s and men’s clothes by Helen  Lyall and Scott Lyall will be featured in the amazing fashion show. Community models such as Sara Chappellett, Katie Finn, Brett Butler, Dylan & Holly Mason, and Shannon and Shari Staglin will grace the runway.

Napa’s Best Restaurants and Wineries will be there!

Cakebread Cellars
Charles Krug Winery
Clif Family Winery
Code 3
Domaine Chandon
Lorenza Wine
Mario Bazan Cellars
Peju Provence Winery
Piña Vineyards
Raymond Vineyards
Silver Oak Winery
Swanson Vineyards
Tres Sabores Winery


Carpe Diem Wine Bar
Cole's Chop House
Fish Story Napa
Fume Bistro
La Condesa
Napa Valley Bistro
Oakville Grocery
Tarla Mediterranean Grill
Wine Country Catering

Shop ‘Til You Drop. There will be shoes and accessories galore! 20% of vendor sales go directly to NEWS!
Penelope's Paintings


Nancy's Necklace
Via Vandi
Mali Sabatasso
Teddi Hosman Designs


Montecristi Panama Hats
Nomad Chic
Susie O's Handbags
UB Chic
Eye Care Center of Napa


Tiffany Jorge
Shaw Shoes
Bonfaire, Inc.
Diana E Kelly

A David Aten Event! David Aten is a huge supporter of Napa Emergency Women’s Services and everyone knows that David knows how to put on the BEST events in the Napa Valley. David’s events are pure magic and he gives WW&S Napa Valley his ALL!

Wow Them in White. Everyone is wearing WHITE this year! Wear white and don your most colorful accessories…or buy some there!

Participate in the Best in Shoe contest. Our honored Judge Jean Charles Boisset will roam the marketplace seeking stand-out shoes in several categories. Winners will be announced and invited to come on stage to receive a special gift and photo opportunity.

Take A Chance. This is your opportunity to take home the grand prize of the event! Don’t miss out on buying one of the limited raffle tickets available for the dream closet filled with thousands of dollars of merchandise and products every woman would love to have. Only 200 “Keys to the Closet” raffle tickets will be sold at $50 each. One lucky winner will unlock the closet and take it all home.

Pick a Winner at the Wine Pull! Actually, everyone is a winner. Buy a ticket and win a fabulous bottle of wine worth $25 to $250!

The early bird gets the Shoe Guy. As you enter the event, our handsome and charming Shoe Guys will be there to greet you. You can adopt certain Shoe Guys to be your personal Shoemmelier for the day. This is one of the most fun ways to make a donation to NEWS and enjoy your WWS experience. Plan ahead with your “sole” mates on which Shoe Guy will be at your beck-and-call. On event day, place your bidder number and adoption amount on his bid sheet. A typical bid starts at $500 for one table. The cost is usually shared, like one dessert with several spoons! Many of the Shoe Guys offer extra services like winetasting events, group dinners, or handyman services included in their adoption!

From hunky husbands to foxy firefighters, the Shoe GuysTM are one of the highlights of a WW&S® event. These dashing gents may look like models, but they are boy-next-door men from the community who support the cause and are willing to brave a party full of women. They are the Prince Charmings to our glass slippers as they present the latest shoe styles on silver trays and wax poetic on the art of wine and shoe pairing. After all, a man who can match Manolos with merlot has our hearts in his hand.

Amazing Live and Silent Auctions. Bid on wonderful gift packages at the silent auction in the marketplace area, and then when the show starts the exciting Live auction takes place. You can bid on a Honey-Do lot of fabulous contractor to fix up your home, a beautiful Mexican Vacation, a Head-To-Toe Makeover, and Private Dinners by local chefs! This is also the time to be giving and Fund-A-Need for Napa Emergency Women’s Services.

Feast It Forward. An episode of Feast It Forward will be filmed at the event! Feast it Forward™ showcases good will and charitable giving through culinary and wine related events. Food & wine enthusiasts (coined as “Foodies & Winos”) learn about causes around the country, alongside the chefs and winemakers inspired by them. From “off the beaten path” wineries, food and wine fundraisers, to vintners opening up their homes for intimate tastings and gourmet fare, this behind the scenes look is truly beyond the bottle.

Bring Your Special Guy. Men enjoy watching beautiful women have a great time. Your significant other can enjoy the wine, food, and Fashion Show, too! Is he in need of a gift idea for you? The silent and live auction items will provide excellent hints!

Facebook and Tweet! We’re social, too. While at the event feel free to Tweet, update your Facebook page, check-in, post Instagrams, and upload Pinterest photos. There will even be a special area for fun “Selfies!”

Plan for the weather. Though we have strategically designed the event to be on the lawn underneath the shady canopy of Charles Krug’s many trees, do wear sunscreen. If you do not enjoy the summertime sun and heat, you may want to bring along a parasol.

Indulge yourself. WWS is the best way to indulge yourself while making a real difference in the lives of women and children who are victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Be generous to a fault. Have a wonderful, wonderful day being a beautiful woman inside and out.

Be there. Be giving. Be fabulous.

The fundraiser will be held from 11am to 3pm on the picturesque shaded lawns of Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena. It will feature food from local chefs, caterers and restaurants, and wines from Napa’s most prestigious wineries. Also included in the high spirited event is a fashion show with women’s and men’s clothes from Helen Lyall and Scott Lyall, a shopping marketplace with shoes and accessories, a raffle to win a dream closet valued at over $7,000, and a silent and live auction. If these aren’t enough reason to make this a ‘not-to-be-missed’ event, the piece d’ resistance is the presence of over 25 handsome and charming Napa Valley Shoe Guys waiting on you hand and foot.

“When you attend Wine Women & Shoes for NEWS you are supporting other women who are in the midst of a difficult struggle to end the violence in their lives. You help them to survive beyond it, and to have a better life,” says Tracy Lamb, Executive Director of Wine Women & Shoes Napa Valley.  100% of ticket and auction sales and 20% of your vendor purchases are contributed to NEWS.

NEWS is ecstatic to announce that Jean Charles Boisset of Boisset Family Estates will be the Best in Shoe Judge at the event. Boisset, a wine industry icon known for his style as much as his growing winery empire, will mingle with guests at the event and select winners among attendees in three categories: best heel, best wedge and sassiest flat. Boisset’s Raymond Vineyards will be pouring their Burgundian sparkling wine for Stiletto guests upon arrival.

Star studded media will also support NEWS. High profile San Francisco photographer and socialite examiner columnist, Moanalani Jeffrey, will photograph the event and fashion show. Due to her extensive social and media popularity, Jeffries images of last year’s event were featured in 7x7 magazine and

Additionally, an episode of Feast It Forward™ will be filmed at the event! Feast it Forward™ showcases good will and charitable giving through culinary and wine related events. Food & wine enthusiasts (coined as “Foodies & Winos”) learn about causes around the country, alongside the chefs and winemakers inspired by them. Katie Shafer hosts the show that features everything from “off the beaten path” wineries, food and wine fundraisers, to vintners opening up their homes for intimate tastings and gourmet fare, this behind the scenes look is truly beyond the bottle.

Wow Them in White Everyone is wearing WHITE this year! Wear white and don your most colorful accessories…or buy some there!

For Wine Women & Shoes event tickets and details, visit or call Karen Calhoun at Napa Emergency Women’s Services (707) 252-3687.