There are lots of good reasons to have a safety plan and absolutely no reason not to do it. Victims should contact their local shelter or National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE or www.ndvh.org to create a plan.
By contacting either agency a victim will be able to speak with a trained domestic violence advocate. The advocate will help construct a plan and may bring up things that the victim has not thought about yet.
Get the facts on what help is available in your area. Make a plan.
More information on domestic violence safety planning can be found online.