Safety planning is an essential tool for any survivor in any phase of her relationship – while still in the relationship or when leaving.

You can contact a Domestic Violence Advocate to talk about creating a safety plan via our 24-hour crisis line at (509) 582-9841.

A few things to think of:

  1. Keep an emergency 911 cell phone hidden and charged. DVSBF can provide one for free.
  2. Consider friends and/or neighbors you can tell about the abuse and violence.
  3. If safe, keep documentation about abuse. Such as a written diary, photos of injuries or property destruction, save voicemails, copies of e-mails, copies of medical reports.
  4. Trust your own judgment and instincts. You know what has worked before, what hasn’t worked, and how he might react to something.
  5. Talk to someone when you feel down. Attend support groups or counseling to strengthen your relationships with other people.
  6. Remember, you cannot stop your partner’s abuse, but you can find help and support for yourself. No one deserves to be abused.

All DVSBF services are free of charge and confidential.

If you are in need of any of the above services, or have questions about the services we provide, please contact our 24-hour crisis line at (509) 582-9841.

DVSBF provides services to any survivor of domestic violence regardless of immigration status, race, color, religion, disability, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, ethnicity, income, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.