Plan your Escape:

If you, or someone you know, is planning to leave an abusive household, here are some important things you can do to help yourself and your family.
If you’ve been involved in a violent episode, remember to:

  • Save evidence — such as torn clothing
  • Have a friend or police officer take pictures of your injuries
  • Keep all dental and medical records in an easily accessible location
  • Keep extra copies of important document where you can get to them easily— with a friend or relative for example. If you’ve got time to pack, gather the following items for yourself and your children:
    • Clothing
    • Birth Certificates
    • Marriage/ divorce licenses
    • Immunization/ medical records
    • Medicines
    • Insurance documents
    • Social Security cards
    • Identification papers for yourself and your children
    • Food stamps
    • Checkbook, money, or credit cards
    • Phone numbers of friends and relatives

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