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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SAFETY PLAN
I have important phone numbers that can help if I decide to leave or need help.
(You may want to program these #’s in your cell phone)
Local Police Dept.
________________________________________
Domestic Violence Shelter:
Macomb County:
Turning Point: (586) 463-6990
My Sister’s Place: (313) 371-3900
Wayne County:
Interim House: (313) 861-5300
Oakland County:
Haven: (248) 334-1274
Wayne Co. (downriver): First Step: (734) 459-5900
Family Member:
_________________________________________
_________________________________________
_________________________________________
Friend(s):
_________________________________________
_________________________________________
_________________________________________
Church:
_________________________________________
WIC:
_____________
DHS: _______________
Work:
_____________
School: ______________
I have a car for transportation or I will call ___________________ for
transportation.
I can stay at ____________________’s house or call a D. V shelter.
I will keep important documents and some money together in a safe place that is
easy to grab if I have to leave in a hurry. Location:__________________________
I will teach my kids how to call 911 and when they need to. I will teach them our
address so the police can find us.
I will come up with a code word to use with family, friends, & my kids to let them
know to call the police for me.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SAFETY PLAN
I have important phone numbers that can help if I decide to leave or need help.
(You may want to program these #’s in your cell phone)
Local Police Dept.
________________________________________
Domestic Violence Shelter:
Macomb County:
Turning Point: (586) 463-6990
My Sister’s Place: (313) 371-3900
Wayne County:
Interim House: (313) 861-5300
Oakland County:
Haven: (248) 334-1274
Wayne Co. (downriver): First Step: (734) 459-5900
Family Member:
_________________________________________
_________________________________________
_________________________________________
Friend(s):
_________________________________________
_________________________________________
_________________________________________
Church:
_________________________________________
WIC:
_____________
DHS: _______________
Work:
_____________
School: ______________
I have a car for transportation or I will call ___________________ for
transportation.
I can stay at ____________________’s house or call a D. V shelter.
I will keep important documents and some money together in a safe place that is
easy to grab if I have to leave in a hurry. Location:__________________________
I will teach my kids how to call 911 and when they need to. I will teach them our
address so the police can find us.
I will come up with a code word to use with family, friends, & my kids to let them
know to call the police for me.
TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE
When you expect an argument try to move to space that is lower risk. Avoid
arguments in places with only 1 exit or places that contain potential weapons
(bathroom, garage, kitchen, etc.)
Share a code word with friends, family and children to call for help.
Teach your children to call 911 and give your address if you are unable to do so.
Teach your children your address so they can tell officers how to find you.
Keep your phone in the same place all of the time so your children can use it to
call 911 if they need to.
Identify ways to leave the house safely (such as back doors, windows, stairwells,
fire escapes, etc.)
Identify a safe place to go if you must leave the house in a hurry.
Keep an “escape bag” with money, keys, and important documents in a safe place.
Keep important phone numbers in one place (like a cell phone) for children’s
school, doctor’s office, WIC office, DHS office, your work #)
Consider keeping emergency friends, shelters, & hotlines under codenames in
your cell phone.
Keep records of every incident with your abuser, you may need it for a personal
protection order.
Call the police anytime you feel you are unsafe.
Leave extra clothes with a friend or family member.
If you leave do not post to social media and consider creating new profiles &
eliminating old ones.
Change computer passwords (bank accounts, social media, e-mail, etc.)
“Defriend” abuser from social media sites.
IMPORTANT ITEMS TO TAKE IF YOU LEAVE
Id for yourself/ driver’s license
*Medications, glasses, etc.
*Children’s birth certificates
Your birth certificate
Social Security cards
* Money
Phone, charger, and phone #s
* Keys: house & car
Checkbook, ATM card, credit cards, Bridge card
Passwords to online accounts
Children’s favorite toys and/or blankets to help calm them in a stressful time
Lease agreement (in case you need to prove you belong in the home and not your
partner)
Consider taking small saleable objects (if you need to get more money later)
Pictures, items of sentimental value
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