A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan to improve your safety while experiencing abuse, preparing to leave an abusive situation, or after you leave. This plan includes vital information tailored to your unique situation and will help you prepare for and respond to different scenarios, including telling your friends and family about your situation, coping with emotions, and various resources suited to your individual circumstances.
Some of the preparations for a safety plan might seem obvious, but it can be hard to think clearly or make logical decisions during moments of crisis. Having a safety plan laid out in advance can help you protect yourself and others in high-stress situations.
Our safety planning resources outline important information to keep in mind while creating a safety plan. It may be useful for survivors, friends, family members, or others — anyone concerned about their safety or the safety of someone else.
Call our Help Line if you want to explore creating a safety plan.
Our advocates are available 24/7 by phone at (608) 251-4445 or (800) 747-4045 to help you identify ways to take extra precautions when using technology.
Safety Planning While Living with an Abusive Partner https://www.thehotline.org/resources/safety-planning-while-living-with-an-abusive-partner/
Safety Planning with Children https://www.thehotline.org/resources/safety-planning-with-children/
Safety Planning During Pregnancy https://www.thehotline.org/resources/safety-planning-during-pregnancy/
Safety Planning with Pets https://www.thehotline.org/resources/safety-planning-with-pets/