There are many ways to ensure your safety, as well as the safety of those around you (like your children and/or pets). DOVE advocates often work with people to develop something called a safety plan.
This plan is unique to each person, because each person’s situation is different! Safety planning does not 100% guarantee your safety, but it is a very effective way to address future incidences of abuse. It also helps give you a sense of control when oftentimes you may feel helpless and powerless.
Please contact DOVE to receive a copy of the safety plan! You can reach us by going to our contact page here.