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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 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.

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 or email us at

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 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.

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 o

Gracias por su comprensión y consideración.

Tracy Lamb, directora ejecutiva de NEWS

707-255-NEWS (6397)




NEWS Receives Fire Relief Preliminary Funding...




"Thanks to the generosity of donors near and far, we've been able to move quickly to get services to those who need them," said NVCF President Terence Mulligan.  As of yesterday afternoon, more than 3,400 donors had contributed $1.2 million to the Disaster Relief Fund in response to the fires.  Additional cash gifts are needed, but the Foundation is not able to accept in-kind contributions.  Moreover, most nonprofits helping those affected by the fires don't have the capacity at this time to accept the significant volume of in-kind donations that are generously being offered.  "After the devastating fires in Lake County in 2015, it took 15 tractor trailers to haul away all the in-kind donations that poured in but couldn't be used by people," said Mulligan.  One exception: gift cards purchased to assist evacuees, particularly pre-paid Visa, MasterCard or American Express gift cards in $25, $50 and $100 denominations, which are being accepted by Cope Family Center at 707 Randolph Street in Napa and UpValley Family Centers at 1440 Spring Street in St. Helena.

Today, NVCF convened key nonprofit and public sector leaders for a second time since the outbreak of the Napa Fire Complex on Sunday night, to identify emerging needs related to the ongoing disaster in Napa County.  "Interim housing, health services, mental health services and assistance for people unable to work on account of the fires" are likely to be addressed by the Disaster Relief Fund moving forward, said Mulligan.  So are services to help local residents navigate the application process for private insurance reimbursements or grants from FEMA, he added, noting that a second round of distributions from the Disaster Relief Fund would be forthcoming in the weeks ahead, probably after Napa County establishes a Local Assistance Center (LAC).

Meanwhile, the Disaster Relief Fund has ordered several thousand N-95 respirator masks, which are washable and reusable.  These will be distributed for free to local residents in partnership with the nonprofit organizations listed below.

The sixteen organizations receiving grants today are: 


Aldea, Inc.

Bay Area Legal Aid

Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley

Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership

Community Action Napa Valley

Cope Family Center

Fair Housing Napa Valley

Humane Society of Napa County



Ole Health

On the Move


Puertas Abiertas Community Resource Center

Salvation Army - Napa Corps

UpValley Family Centers


To donate to NEWS, click here.

To donate to the Disaster Relief Fund, click here.

To learn more about the Disaster Relief Fund, click here