What is a Safety Plan?
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At the end of the process, you’ll have a printable version of your personalized safety plan for reference whenever you need it.

You can read it online, print it immediately, or send a link to your email. The link is active for 24 hours, then your information is deleted from the website.

What is a safety plan?

A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan to improve your safety while experiencing abuse, preparing to leave an abusive situation, or after you leave. This plan includes vital information tailored to your unique situation and will help you prepare for and respond to different scenarios, including telling your friends and family about your situation, coping with emotions, and various resources suited to your individual circumstances.

Some of the preparations for a safety plan might seem obvious, but it can be hard to think clearly or make logical decisions during moments of crisis. Having a safety plan laid out in advance can help you protect yourself and others in high-stress situations.

Our safety planning resources outline important information to keep in mind while creating a safety plan. It may be useful for survivors, friends, family members, or others — anyone concerned about their safety or the safety of someone else.

Contact us 24/7 to have a highly-trained advocate help you prepare your personalized safety plan.

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Note: Some of this information is adapted from the National Center for Victims of Crime ©1998 . The information may be freely distributed, provided that it is distributed free of charge, in its entirety and includes this copyright notice.