What is a Safety Plan?
A safety plan is a personalized plan that a person can use to increase their safety during a dangerous or scary time in their life. Because every person’s situation is different, a safety plan has to be tailored to each person. Make sure to keep your safety plan in a safe place where an abuser won’t find it.
How do I make a Safety Plan?
An advocate is the best person to help you make your safety plan. However, you are the expert in your situation, so you can trust yourself when you’re making decisions about what’s going to keep you safe and what’s going to put you in more danger. Here are some tips you can use to help create your safety plan. Remember to update your plan every time your situation changes.
Top Safety Tips to Consider:
- Make sure your phone is always charged. Carry a phone charger with you at all times.
- Make sure your car always has plenty of gas.
- Register for Smart 911
- Keep an emergency bag with: phone charger, change of clothes, money, medicines, and important documents. Hide it where your partner can’t find it but easy for you to get to.
- Call 911 if you ever feel threatened or scared.
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If you think that you are in an abusive relationship, please call or visit the Family Safety Center at 615-880-1100.