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Staying Safe

Staying Safe

Here are a few things to consider about safety

Tech Safety

  • Does your partner have access to your phone, email, social media accounts or anything else that gives them information about where you are or who you are with? Consider changing your passwords and settings.

If you decide to leave your partner

  • Have you packed a bag with things that you will need, like clothes, medicine and important documents (ID, birth certificates, passports, etc.)? Try to keep copies of documents with someone you can trust or somewhere your partner can't access.
  • Is there somewhere you can go where your partner will not be able to find you? You can call the NYC Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-621-HOPE (4673) to look for a safe place to go.

If you have children

  • Do they know how to call 911 in case of an emergency?
  • Does the school or day care know who can pick them up? If you have an order of protection and/or order of custody/visitation, make sure the school or day care has a copy.


  • If you are in immediate danger, you can call 911.
  • You can call the NYC Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-621-HOPE (4673) 24 hours a day for immediate safety planning and shelter assistance.
  • You can go to a Family Justice Center Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to create a full plan for your safety and discuss options with a case manager.