Domestic Violence: Checklist of Things to Take When You Leave
If you want to save this information but don't think it is safe to take it home, see if a trusted friend can keep it for you. Plan ahead. Know who you can call for help, and memorize the phone number.
Be careful online too. Your online activity may be seen by others. Do not use your personal computer or device to read about this topic. Use a safe computer such as one at work, a friend's house, or a library.
Here are some helpful items to get together when you are planning on leaving an abusive situation. Keep these items in a safe place until you are ready to leave or in case you need to leave suddenly. If you have children, take them. And take your pets, too, if possible.
Identification for yourself and your children
Important personal papers
A way to communicate
A way to get by
Things to help you cope
Source: National Women's Health Information Center at www.WomensHealth.gov.
Current as of: December 15, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Brigid McCaw, MD, MPH, MS, FACP - Internal Medicine