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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COVID-19 UPDATE

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.

On March 17th, NEWS staff started offering services remotely. NEWS program staff will do everything possible to provide compassionate trauma-informed care throughout this situation, with as little disruption as possible.

As of March 27th, NEWS is working to continue to maintain safe housing for our clients. We are experiencing a high volume of housing assistance requests. People requesting housing assistance may be asked to be put on a wait list to be contacted at a later date. We understand this is a very stressful time. We will contact those requesting services as quickly as possible. We ask that people requesting housing assistance have patience with us during this time as the NEWS Housing Program is doing its best to keep up with the needs of our community. 

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 www.napanews.org or email us at info@NapaNEWS.org.

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.

El 17 de marzo, el personal de NEWS comenzó a ofrecer servicios de forma remota. El personal del programa NEWS hará todo lo posible para brindar atención compasiva informada sobre el trauma en toda esta situación, con la menor interrupción posible. A partir del 27 de marzo, NEWS estará trabajando para continuar manteniendo viviendas seguras para nuestros clientes. Estamos experimentando un gran volumen de solicitudes de asistencia de vivienda. A las personas que solicitan asistencia para la vivienda se les solicita que se incluyan en nuestra lista de espera para ser contactados más adelante. Entendemos que este es un momento muy estresante. Nos pondremos en contacto con los solicitantes de servicios lo antes posible. 

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 www.napanews.org o https://www.facebook.com/NapaNEWSParaPaz/.

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.