What is a safety plan and why do I need one?
It is important to have a plan in place regardless of whether or not you are ready to leave an abusive relationship. A plan will allow you to identify important steps and actions that you can take to increase safety. The following resources provide guidance to create plans if you are staying; if you are planning to leave; or if you have left abusive situations.
YWCA Safety Planning:
STOPS to Violence – Getting Out: A Process Learned from the Courage & Wisdom of Survivors:
Victims Services Domestic Violence Safety Planning Guide: