Know Your Rights
You have the right to live without violence.
You have the right to immediate medical care if required.
You have the right to request the arrest of an offender and the right to file a complaint with the police.
You have the right to request an emergency protective order.
You have the right to a Domestic Violence Advocate to provide you with support and information.
You have the right to be protected from harassment from an employer for appearing as a witness in court if you have received a subpoena.
In accordance with the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (426 U.S.C. 10401 et seq.), NEWS does not mandate participation in supportive services as a condition of shelter residency or emergency services. Therefore, NEWS services are completely voluntary and require the consent of an individual in order to provide services.
NEWS provides safety and hope to women escaping domestic violence, and empowers them to rebuild their lives