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, for the time being, we will be pausing the ability to take walk-ins or appointments  at our administrative office, and will be serving clients by phone, video calls, and virtual meetings. 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 un profundo respeto a nuestros empleados y sus familias, por el momento suspenderemos la capacidad de realizar visitas con citas o sin citas en nuestra oficina administrativa. Por el momento, tenderemos a los clientes por teléfono, video llamadas y citas virtuales. 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 2022

Building on the powerful voices that have emerged following the #MeToo and Times Up movements, NEWS Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Services is proud to launch the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) this April.  This year’s SAAM campaign, “Embrace Your Voice” continues to push the conversation forward and encourages individuals to speak up and use their voice to promote safety, respect and equality toward ending sexual violence. 

Sexual assault, at its core, is a devastating abuse of power – one that affects people of every age, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, socioeconomic background, and religion. Rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment harm our community. 

All of our voices have power and it is time for everyone to find that voice and embrace it. One month is not enough to solve the serious and widespread issue of sexual violence, but Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a reminder that we change our culture through the things we say and do every day. It can be as simple as calling out comments that blame victims for being assaulted or make light of sexual violence.  

NEWS is calling on individuals and communities to commemorate SAAM by embracing their voices to show support for survivors, stand up to victim blaming, shut down rape jokes, correct harmful misconceptions, promote everyday consent, and practice healthy communications with children.  

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.  Our words shape the world around us. Together, we can stand up and speak out to change our culture and attitudes that allow sexual violence to persist. 

Coach Bailie 

Program Manager 

Sexual Assault Victim Services 

 

 

 

Coach Bailie, Program Manager Sexual Assault Victim Services


 

Coloring Pages!




SAAM Posters!

 


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 5th, 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

 

 

 

 

Wear Jeans on Denim Day!

Wear jeans to take a stand against victim-blaming in honor of Denim Day – Wednesday, April 27th. Wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol against destructive attitudes surrounding sexual assault and victim blaming.

Tag NEWS @news4peace #denimday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dine & Donate

Raise a cone for NEWS on Wednesday, April 27th 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.