Creating a Safety Plan

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Who Can Help?

Indentify who can help you in an emergency and how they can help:

  • Can they provide child care or pet care?
  • Are they a safe place to stay?
  • Do they have access to other contacts who can help?
  • Can they pick you or the children up and offer transportation to a safe place?

Develop a code word or phrase to initiate support. For example “Do you have any chocolate chips?” can mean you need them to call 911.

Financial Resources

  • Open a separate bank account if possible
  • Keep cash or gift cards for gas stations in your car or with a trusted friend