“Safety planning” means thinking about what you can do to keep yourself safe in the midst of domestic violence.
Where can you go?
Who can you call?
What should you pack?
How can you take back some control in your life when everything seems so out of control?
There’s a lot to think about, and we know this can be hard for a brain that is already buzzing from abuse, confusion or fear. We can be an extra set of ears to help you think things through. Whether you are staying in your relationship, trying to leave your relationship, or are struggling with post-separation abuse, we can help. Thinking through what you can do before it happens may allow you a little more clarity when it happens.
Call us on our Helpline for some expert safety planning support, or check out our favorite online resources to help get you started.
National Domestic Violence Hotline (USA)
Domestic Violence Resource Center (Beaverton, OR)
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (USA)
The Women’s Centre (Owen Sound, Ontario)