Safety Planning

 If you are in an abusive relationship, you may be afraid and leaving can be dangerous. Whether you are still in an abusive relationship or trying to get out, it is important to take precautions to protect yourself. Below is a list of suggestions that may help protect you. Some of the information on this page has been adapted from material distributed by the Utah Domestic Violence Council and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

You have the right to live without fear and violence. Being abused is never your fault and although you can not control your abuser’s violence, you do have a choice about how to respond and how to get to safety. Decide for yourself if and when to tell others that you have been abused, or that you are still at risk. Friends, family and co-workers can help protect you, if they know what is happening, and what they can do to help. Finally, personalize your safety plan. Take the information below into consideration and then tailor your safety plan so it is effective and most useful for you.

Safety Planning Tips