Since leaving an abusive relationship can be extremely risky, we encourage you to meet with a 180 counselor to develop a Safety Plan. Our highly trained advocates will help you develop a Plan that is specific to your experience and situation. A Safety Plan is a set of actions that can help lower your risk of being hurt by a partner, including specific information that may help increase your safety while at home, work or school, and other places you visit on a daily basis.
This Plan can be referenced when you’re experiencing abuse, preparing to leave, and after you leave. Having a Safety Plan is important to have for everyday experiences and activities, but is especially important during moments of crisis when stress makes it very hard to think clearly. Crisis situations involving abuse can become dangerous and even lethal quickly.
To speak with a highly trained and caring advocate who can counsel you and assist you in preparing your personalized Safety Plan, call our Hotline.