Safety at Work & in Public

Here is a checklist of important ways to protect yourself from an abuser at work, in public, and on your daily routes:

q Find someone at work that you trust to tell about your situation.  If possible, provide him or her with a picture of your abuser.

q Arrange to have a friend or trusted co-worker to walk with you to and from your car or the bus before and after work and take your lunch breaks with a friend, if possible. 

qIf you walk to work or when you run errands,  try to find a walking buddy.

q Try to take a variety of routes to and from work and avoid routes that you think your abuser might take.

q Keep emergency numbers on you at all times and a cell phone, calling card, or change, if possible.

q Inform your children’s school or daycare about who is allowed to have contact with your children and who is allowed to pick them up.

q Think about what you would do if something happened while traveling in your car, on the bus, or on other forms of transportation.

q Try to avoid stores and restaurants that you abuser goes to.


Safety in the Home Creating a Safety Plan Safety when Preparing to Leave an Abuser
Safety during a Violent Episode Safety Online and with your Cell Phone Safety Planning for Teens and College Students

Emergency Numbers to Keep with you:

911

Center for Women and Families Domestic Violence Crisis Line
502-581-7222

National Domestic Violence Hotline (All languages)
1-800-799-7233

Adult Protective Services
502-595-4803

Child Protective Services
502-595-4550

National Teen Dating Violence Hotline
1-866-331-9474

Numbers of trusted friends and family members who can help you.