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Planning to Leave

 

 

If you are planning to leave your abuser, ask yourself the following questions:

 

 

 How and when can you most safely leave? Where will you go?

 Are you comfortable calling the police if you need them?

 Who can you trust to tell that you are leaving?

 How will you travel safely to and from work or school or to pick up children?

 What community and legal resources will help you feel safer? Write down their addresses and phone numbers, and keep them handy.

 Do you know the number of the local shelter?

 What custody and visitation provisions will keep you and your children safe?

 Is an order of protection or restraining order a viable option?