NEWS NAMED RECIPIENT OF THE MLB AND MLBPA...
NEWS was formed in 1981 when a group of community members realized there was no safe place for women and children to go when they were fleeing abuse at home. Today NEWS has grown into a strong organization with a dedicated group of staff and volunteer domestic violence and sexual assault counselors, providing direct client services as well as shelter 24 hours a day/7 days a week, to approximately 1300 people each year. NEWS’ Programs include Court Advocacy, Housing, Children Exposed to Domestic Violence Services, Sexual Assault Victims Services, Support Groups, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Advocacy. We work on prevention through education and outreach programs.
NEWS is dedicated to providing safety, hope, healing and empowerment for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Equally, NEWS is committed to promoting safe communities and social change through prevention, intervention, education, and advocacy.
“On behalf of NEWS, and the survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse we serve, we wish to thank Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, for supporting us in our efforts to create a more safe and healthy community. We appreciate their commitment to violence prevention and stopping violence before it starts and we are thrilled to partner with them in this effort.” Tracy Lamb, NEWS Executive Director.
The joint donation for the “Healthy Relationships Community Grant” represents an ongoing commitment by MLB and the MLBPA to provide support to causes that assist vulnerable populations, which has historically included financial assistance toward disaster relief and recovery as well as human trafficking prevention.