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Safety Planning

Important Numbers:

Police: 911
ATV: 970-669-5150
DV Hotline: 970.880-1000

Important Steps to Take

Hide copies of these documents or give them to a friend so that when you are ready to leave you will have them in a safe place.

  • Birth certificates (yours, children’s, batterer’s)
  • Social Security cards (yours, children’s, batterer’s)
  • Children's school records
  • Medical records
  • Bank books and account numbers
  • TANF/Colorado Works identification
  • Passports, legalization papers, green cards
  • Insurance policy papers and accounts
  • Lease documents and/or loan documents for cars, titles and/or pink slip, registration
  • Mortgage and/or lease paperwork
  • Important phone numbers and account numbers
  • Copies of all monthly bills (credit cards, car payments, loan payments, utility bills, phone bills, etc.)
  • Marriage license
  • Divorce or separation paperwork, custody paperwork
  • Copy of Protection Order (multiple—one in car, at home, at work, etc)
  • Copy of last tax statements (federal and state)
  • Address book
  • Limited pictures, jewelry, items of sentimental value

Takes these steps ahead of time

  • Leave extra money, car keys, clothes and documents with someone you trust, but that will not be put in danger.
  • keep change for phone calls/a cell phone with you at all times
  • open your own savings account
  • rehearse your escape route with a support person
  • review your safety plan with your children

Prepare and hide the following in a safe place:

  • Extra set of car and house keys
  • Money and food
  • Child care supplies (diapers, formula, one toy each)
  • Change of clothing for each person leaving
  • Medication
  • Cell phone/911 phone

Have important phone numbers available to your children and yourself.

I can call these friends/relatives in an emergency:

Name: _________________________ Phone: _____________________

Name: _________________________ Phone: _____________________

Neighbors that will call the police for me:

Name: _________________________ Phone: _____________________

Name: _________________________ Phone: _____________________

I can go to these places if I have to quickly:

Name: _________________________ Phone: _____________________

Address: ___________________________________________________

Name: _________________________ Phone: _____________________

Address: ___________________________________________________
or the nearest police station or public place.

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Alternatives to Violence  |  541 E. 8th St. |  Loveland, CO  80537
Office Hours: 8:00am - 5:30pm  |  Monday - Thursday  |  Friday By appointment. Closed Saturday & Sunday
Office Phone: 970-669-5150  |  Fax: 970-669-5136  |  After Hours Crisis Hotline: 970-880-1000

Alternatives to Violence (ATV), in collaboration with individuals and communities impacted by violence, creates safe pathways away from abusive environments through education, counseling, advocacy and shelter.

Alternatives to Violence provides services to women, men and children regardless of race, sexual orientation or legal status.

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