Safety Plan

A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that includes ways to reduce risks in various situations. The kind of safety planning you will do depends on your life circumstances and individual needs, and will change over time. It can be hard when you are scared or in crisis to think clearly. Creating a safety plan can help you protect yourself in those moments.

Remember that you can call our 24-hour Helpline to get help in creating your safety plan.

Here are some common situations in which having safety plans will be important:

When living with an abusive partner

If you are pregnant

If you are planning to leave

After you leave

If your partner has moved out

If you have ongoing contact because of your children

Emotional safety for any point along your journey