Be Prepared...Safety First
Once a violent act takes place in a relationship, the violence almost always reoccurs. In fact it tends to become more severe and more frequent. If you are at risk, here are some tips to help you think ahead about what to do when there is the threat of another attack, or what to take if you decide to leave the situation.
If you are in immediate physical danger, call 911.
Leave, if possible and go to a safe place - family, friends, hospital, police, or domestic abuse shelter. Keep an emergency kit that can be easily grabbed when you leave. It should contain: house and car keys, social security cards, driver's license, birth,
marriage / divorce certificates, immunization and medical records, money, checkbook, bank books and credit cards.
IMPORTANT SAFETY ALERT!
Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are
afraid your internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, please use a
computer at your local library or other location. Or call our local hotline at 1-800-767-9470, and/or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.