SAFETY ALERT: Computer use is traceable and Internet activities can never be fully erased from your hard drive. If you think your computer use might be monitored please find a safer place to surf the web, like at a friend's house or the public library. Or call the 24 hour domestic violence hotline at (707) 255-NEWS (6397) if you are in Napa County or (800) 799-7233 if you are outside of Napa County. If you are viewing our site and need to get away quickly to an unrelated site, click the red ESCAPE button in the upper right corner and you will be redirected. Please test this feature on your computer RIGHT NOW to ensure you are comfortable using it.

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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, 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)

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

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021

At NEWS, we are dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence every day of the year – but each April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) we do something a little different. 

During SAAM, we ask individuals across the valley to engage with this issue by learning more about sexual violence, sharing information and participating in our community-wide awareness activities. Although we continue to stay physically distant to avoid exacerbating the current COVID-19 pandemic, NEWS continues to spearhead important conversations and online gatherings to help flatten the curve of sexual violence in our community.

We know that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men have experienced sexual violence in their lives. Sexual violence is a public health, human rights and social justice issue that impacts everyone in Napa County. Every day we hear powerful stories from survivors, illustrating the widespread impact of sexual assault, harassment and abuse. For SAAM, we direct our attention to prevention. We can reduce instances of sexual violence by normalizing consent, educating ourselves and our loved ones, and supporting survivors. This year, NEWS is centering the voices of local teens through our #NapaTeensKnow SAAM awareness campaign. We are also leveraging our relationships with community partners to bring education to adults, teens and children alike.

Turn to the NEWS website and our social media this April for our events, information, social media posts and graphics. You can easily share, post and tag @news4peace throughout the month to get involved. Together, we can support survivors and change the way our community understands and responds to sexual violence.

 

 

 

Coach Bailie, Program Manager Sexual Assault Victim Services


Show your support of survivors and NEWS by using our "I Believe Survivors" SAAM Facebook Frame during the month of April.

To add the frame to your Page's profile picture:

  1. Click your profile picture in the bottom left and select your Page.
  2. Search for a frame by entering the frame's name: "I believe survivors-NEWS" or "saamnews".
  3. Choose the frame you want to use from the results.
  4. Click Use as Profile Picture.

 


Download one of our Zoom backgrounds!

Just click on the thumbnail below that you would like to download. Once the larger image appears on your screen, right-click on the image and choose "Save image as..." from the dropdown menu. Save the image to your device and set it as your Zoom background for the month of April!

Click HERE if you don't know how to use a virtual background in a Zoom room.

 


Participate in a SAAM event!

SAAM Day of Action

Join us in wearing teal — the color of sexual assault prevention — on Tuesday, April 6th, to kick-off SAAM. Everyone has a role to play in ending sexual violence and showing your support for survivors by wearing teal is one way you can embrace your voice for change. Wearing teal during SAAM Day of Action serves as a conversation-starter for important issues about consent, respect, and supporting survivors.  

Tag NEWS @news4peace #SAAM


Boss of My Body Story Time

We’re collaborating with the Rainbow Action Network for Boss of My Body Story Time and conversation about consent, boundaries and respect. Register HERE on Facebook!

 

 

 


Wear Jeans on Denim Day!

Wear jeans to take a stand against victim-blaming in honor of Denim Day – Wednesday, April 28th. Wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol against destructive attitudes surrounding sexual assault and victim blaming.

Tag NEWS @news4peace #denimday


 

 

 

Raise a cone for NEWS on Thursday, April 29th by supporting our Dine and Donate with Ben & Jerry's. In support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, 20% of sales will be donated to NEWS when you mention this promotion.


 

 

 

 

 


“What Were You Wearing?” is an art exhibit based on student-survivor descriptions of the clothes they were wearing during their sexual assault.  This installation provides a tangible response to one of our culture’s most pervasive sexual assault myths and asks participants to understand that sexual assault is never about the clothing. Click on the links below to view graphic representations of the exhibit.