Domestic Violence Safety Tips

If you are in immediate danger, call 911 for help.

Things to take with you when you leave:

  • ID/Driver's License/Military ID

  • Birth Certificates

  • Social Security Cards

  • Checkbooks/Bank Cards/Credit Cards

  • Insurance Cards/Information

  • Medications, prescriptions

  • Keys to home and vehicles

  • Divorce/custody papers

  • Medical/School Records

If you are being abused consider following these safety plan tips.

  • During an argument, or if you feel tension building, avoid areas in your home where weapons might be available.

  • If weapons are in your home, lock them up!

  • Know where there is a safe exit from your home

  • Discuss the situation with a trusted neighbor or friend, find a code word to use if you need them to call the police

  • Always keep a packed bag ready.

  • Know where you would go to be safe if you have to leave.

  • Have a cell phone or change on hand to make emergency calls

Remember that your safety and that of your children should always come first.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like for someone to speak to your church, civic group, business, or organization about domestic violence please phone 706-256-0237 ext. 116

P.O. Box 4182
Columbus, GA 31914
info@hopeharbour.org

Crisis Line: 706-324-3850
Admin Line: 706-256-0237
Fax: 706-324-6015

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