Safety planning helps lower the risk of being hurt by an abuser. It includes information specific to the survivor and their current living situation that will help keep them safe. It is not a one-time process, but continually re-evaluated to address changes in work, school or living environments.
Safety planning is done with all of our clients, including Hotline callers, shelter clients, survivors in our transitional housing program and our Outreach program.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has some basic information about safety planning that can be found here.