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What to Have Prepared

for a Safety & Escape Plan

Before a Violent Incident Occurs

Are you prepared?
Teach your children to call 911

Identify neighbors you can tell about the violence in your life and ask them to call the police if they hear or see a disturbance.

Develop a code word or signal to use so family, friends, or neighbors will know you are in danger and call the police.

Open your own savings account to increase your independence.

Leave money, an extra set of keys, copies of important documents, and extra clothes with someone you trust.

Internet & Computer Safety Alert

If you are in danger, please call 911
Email is not a safe confidential way to talk to someone about the danger or abuse in your life. 
Call a hotline instead: 
Call The Survivor Empowerment Center's 24-hour hotline at 
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Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at: 1-800-799-SAFE.
Traditional ''corded'' phones are more private than cell phones or cordless phones.

Computer Usage Alert

There are hundreds of ways that computers record everything you do on the computer and on the Internet. If you are in danger, please try to use a safer computer that someone abusive does not have direct access, or even remote access to. It might be safer to try to use a computer in a public library, at a community technology center (CTC) www.ctcnet.org (national directory), at a trusted friends house, or an Internet Cafe.
If you think you are being monitored
you might consider no home internet use or only safe internet surfing. Example: if you are planning to flee to California, don't look at classified ads for jobs and apartments, bus tickets, etc for California on a home computer or any computer an abuser has access to. Use a safer computer to research an escape plan.

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