Safety planning is important!
The most dangerous times for a victim of domestic violence are while they are leaving the abuser and after they have left the abuser.
If you are living in an abusive relationship, consider making your safety plan with a trusted relative, friend, or professional.
Harbor House is here to help you in this process.
24-Hour Hotline: 815-932-5800
A personal safety plan is a checklist to help you think clearly about your personal safety and the safety of your children. When you are experiencing domestic abuse or thinking about leaving an abusive situation, your safety is your most important consideration.
You can’t stop someone from behaving in an abusive way. The abuser is the only one who can choose to stop abusive behavior. To keep yourself safe in an abusive situation:
These suggestions may help you if you are in danger and have to leave your home quickly.