"You Have the Right to Be Safe"
Checklist You Are Not Alone These items may be good to have if I decide to leave: IDENTIFICATION __Drivers license Rose Brooks Center helps people __Birth certificates & SSN #’s FINANCIAL who have been impacted by domestic violence. Rose Brooks Center offers You Have __Money/Credit cards __Bank books/ Checkbooks free shelter, support, counseling, and advocacy services. the Right to Be Safe __Social Security benefits/payee info. 24-hr Domestic Violence Hotline: __Welfare information 816.861.6100 LEGAL PAPERS Is someone hurting you? __MY ORDER OF PROTECTION MOCSA helps people who have been __Lease, rental agreement, deed Do you feel unsafe? impacted by sexual abuse or assault. __Car registration & insurance papers MOCSA offers free support, counseling, We can help. __Health & Life insurance papers advocacy, & education services. __Medical records MOCSA’s 24-hr Crisis Line: __School records 816.531.0233 __Work permits/Green card/VISA Rose Brooks Center __Marriage/Divorce/Custody papers Institute for Human Development 24-hr Domestic Violence Hotline: OTHER (IHD) provides support and referrals to 816.861.6100 __House & car keys services for people with disabilities. __Medication, medical information, Contact IHD during business hours: Metropolitan Organization to medical supplies/medic alert system 816.235.1770 Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) __Phone numbers of emergency TTY: 800.452.1185 24-hr Sexual Violence Crisis Line: medical & support personnel 816.531.0233 __Assistive devices (i.e. hearing aids, This project was supported by Grant No. 913.642.0233 oxygen tanks, glasses, batteries, etc) 2006-FW-AX-K014 awarded by the Office on __Supplies for service animal Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of MO Relay: 800.735.2966 __Address books Justice. __Toiletries & change of clothes IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL: 911 What is a Safety Plan? Planning for Safety It is a plan that you have in your head Here are some ideas that could help I can have the locks changed on my or that you have written down on me stay safe. I can use the ideas that doors & windows or ask my landlord paper that is made to keep you safe work for me. to change them. or as safe as possible. This plan is a Remember: I DO NOT DESERVE TO BE first step. An advocate can help you HURT OR FEEL AFRAID! I can have _____________________ to plan more and find resources. Your check in on me every ____________. safety plan can change as things in During a fight, I will try to be close your life change. to an exit. I will try to stay away from I can__________________________ anywhere where guns or knives are ______________________________ kept. to increase my mobility. When to Use a Safety Plan • When you feel afraid for your I can practice how to get out of my If I have a protection order, I can tell safety. home safely. family, friends, neighbors, teachers • When someone is hurting you. and my doctor or health care provider • When someone tells you they I will identify a safe friend I can tell that the order is in place. want to hurt you. about the abuse and ask them to call • When you are being abused. the police if they hear fighting coming At work I can decide who I will tell • When someone who abuses you from my home. about my situation. This may be still lives, works or contacts you. building security. Give a picture of • For keeping yourself safe after you I will pre-register with the 911 call ____________________ if possible. have ended your relationship with center to share disability related someone who is abusive. information that would be helpful for If I am feeling down, lonely or • When someone is stalking you. first responders. confused, I can call _______________ • When someone has forced you to or I can attend a support group at have sex or do something sexual In case I need to leave I will have a _____________________________. when you did not want to. packed bag ready and keep it at a safe person’s home so I can leave quickly. I can ask a friend that knows about computers how my abuser may find I can make a plan for where I will go information about me. if I have to leave home. I will tell them about any needs I may have.