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:


Center for Women and Families Domestic Violence Crisis Line

National Domestic Violence Hotline (All languages)

Adult Protective Services

Child Protective Services

National Teen Dating Violence Hotline

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