Mary’s Personal Safety Plan
Important telephone numbers:
o Police – 911
o Center Hotline – 1888-7HELPLINE (1-888-743-5754)
o Rochester Women’s Shelter –
Crisis Line: 507-285-1010 or 800-438-6439
Suzie Christenson (director) firstname.lastname@example.org
o Friends/Relatives –
o Pastor Dave Richard – 507-321-6458
o Dr. Lisa Pellar – 507-124-6114
Relative, friend or neighbor to confide in about situation. Ask them to call
the police if they hear sounds of conflict or suspicious noises, or if they try
to reach you after hearing noises
o Mother-Lisa, Friend—Marissa, Sister –Jen
Places to go in emergency
o Women’s Shelter—800-438-6439, parents or sisters house,
o Near Hotels—Doubletree Hotel (507-281-8000), Holiday Inn (507-252-8200),
Comfort Inn (507-289-3344)
o Places you could leave some extra money, car keys, clothes and copies of
important papers—Marissa’s house, with parents, or at pastors house.
o Keep telephone change in coats, car, or in a quick reachable place (on the table
in change jar)
o Small, private savings account opened at Premier Bank (507-285-3700)
o Plan to escape the violence if you must (need to act quickly & decisively)
Immediately leave the house, if a car is not available go to
nearest trusted neighbor and ask for a ride to a “safe place”
(trusted friend, family), if not possible go to nearest public
place, call the police, then call a friend or relative to let them
know what’s happening. Don’t go back to get anything, that’s
what the “crisis stash” is for!
Safety Escape Check List—Important items to grab quick!
____ Identification (include one with a photo)
____Birth certificate for yourself and children
____Social Security cards
____School and/or medical records
____Money, bankcards, credit cards
____driver’s license and registration
____Pictures, Jewelry, items of sentimental value
____Personal Protection Order
After you leave:
Change the locks; install heavier doors, a security system, smoke
detectors and an outdoor lighting system.
Tell a neighbor your partner no longer lives with you and if they see
him to immediately call police.
Give your child’s day care and school information on who can pick up
the children and who is NOT allowed; also provide them with a copy
of a personal protection order if you have one.
Tell a trusted co-worker and your boss about the situation and ask
them to call the police if the batterer shows up.
Select different stores to shop at and transfer your accounts to a
different bank than when you lived with your partner
Go to court and get a protective order! Keep a copy with at all times,
give copies to police, children’s caregivers, schools, and your
Always have someone to talk to when feeling sad or afraid-don’t take
the chance of going back!
o Center Hotline, parents, friends, or your pastor