Safety Planning

 f you are in an abusive relationship, you may be afraid, and leaving can be dangerous. Whether you are still in an abusive relationship or trying to get out, it is vital to take precautions to protect yourself. Below is a list of suggestions that may help protect you. Some information on this page is adapted from material distributed by the Utah Domestic Violence Council and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

You have the right to live without fear and violence. Being abused is never your fault, and although you can not control your abuser’s violence, you do have a choice about how to respond and how to get to safety. First, decide for yourself if and when to tell others that you have been abused or are still at risk. Friends, family, and co-workers can help protect you if they know what is happening and what they can do to help. Finally, personalize your safety plan. Take the information below into consideration, and then tailor your plan to be most beneficial for you.

Safety Planning Tips