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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Remember, you are not alone.  You can call our hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-888-528-1041

If you think someone’s monitoring your devices, visit this website from a computer, tablet, or smartphone that isn’t being monitored. Exit from this website and delete it from your browser history.  You may also click the Quick Exit button at the top right-hand corner of this website at any time.

Please note that the Quick Escape button is helpful only if someone is watching over your shoulder or enters a room and you need to quickly switch to another website. It will not prevent the other person from going through your browser history or from knowing you were on that website if they are monitoring your device or internet activity remotely.

If you need help leaving a domestic violence situation please call us 24/7 at 1-888-528-1041.  If you need help with a sexual assault/violence situation please call us 24/7 at 1-888-947-7273.