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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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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

Safety is Paramount

The recent murder of Danielle Keller in nearby Novato is a stark reminder that providing safety to domestic violence victims can truly mean the difference between life and death.

It is typical in many domestic violence situations that when faced with the reality that his victim is finding the strength to leave, an abuser often becomes more obsessed than ever with the victim and the desire to control her, and the level of danger increases drastically. This unhealthy obsession can lead to severe injury or death for the victim or her family.

During this time, it is crucial that a victim be safely hidden from her abuser. Napa Emergency Women’s Services (NEWS) is here to provide that safety. Our 24-hour crisis line, immediate response to calls from law enforcement, emergency confidential shelter, legal advocacy, and support services can help a victim of domestic violence become a survivor of domestic violence.

It is our hope that hearing Danielle’s story may encourage someone in a similar situation to recognize the danger and utilize the NEWS safe shelter to prevent another tragedy like this from happening.