Safety planning for someone involved in an abusive relationship is a necessary and important step. Often, writing out your plan helps you regain security and control of your life. Your safety plan should be used as a guide and a reminder of ways you and your family can increase your safety. If you are planning on leaving your abuser, it can be a very dangerous time. Women are more likely to be seriously hurt or even killed during or after leaving their abusers than at any other time in their abusive relationships. This is why it is imperative to have a safety plan.
To begin creating your safety plan, print (if safe to do so) and fill out the form below as appropriate to your situation. Keep it in a safe place that the abuser is unlikely to find and refer to it frequently to bring strength when you need it most.
Hubbard House can help. Call the Hubbard House Domestic Violence Hotline at (904) 354-3114 to speak to an advocate who can help you develop your safety plan.
If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please call the Hubbard House hotline at (904) 354-3114 or (800) 500-1119.
ABOUT HUBBARD HOUSE
Founded as the first domestic violence shelter in Florida in 1976, Hubbard House is a certified, comprehensive domestic violence center providing programs and services to more than 5,000 women, children, and men annually in Duval and Baker counties. While Hubbard House is most known for its emergency shelter, the agency also provides extensive adult and youth outreach services, school-based education, therapeutic childcare, batterers’ intervention programs, court advocacy and volunteer and community education opportunities. Visit www.hubbardhouse.org to learn more.