Staying or leaving a violent or abusive relationship is a deeply personal decision, so it is important to empower yourself with the knowledge of how to keep you and your family safe.
Every survivor’s safety plan will look different based on the available resources and support networks.
There are many elements involved with a creating a safety plan, including steps for what to do before you leave, when you leave, after you leave, as well as understanding how to take care of your emotional safety, and the safety of your friends and family.
Having a safety plan gives you the opportunity to play out different scenarios in your head and enables you to take control of your responses to dangerous situations as best you can.
Our Domestic Violence counselors can assist you in making a safety plan. To make an appointment with a Domestic Violence counselor, please call 309-691-0551 or the 24/7 crisis hotline at 1-800-559-SAFE (7233).
For more information about the different types of safety plans and important aspects to consider, click here.
To create a safety plan online, click here.
All victim services are free and confidential.