If you are battered:
- Go to a safe place if possible
- Call the police, 911 or the Lake Family Resource Center Community Crisis Line at 1-888-485-7733
- Do not change your clothing.
- Do not shower or apply medication to wounds.
- Do not wash or destroy the clothing you were wearing.
- Do not disturb anything at the crime scene.
If you are living with domestic violence:
- Remember that this is not your fault. You deserve to live a life free of violence.
- Understand that your abuser will become more violent.
- Tell a close neighbor to listen for strange noises and to call the police when this happens.
- Get rid of all weapons and dangerous objects at home, if it is safe.
- Make an escape plan for you and your children.
Personal Safety Plan
- A Safety Plan can prepare you for future violence. It can help you and your children be safe.
- Develop a special code word with your children, family and friends to alert them to call law enforcement.
- Put important documents, such as birth certificates, medical records, medications, and a change of clothes in a safe place.
- Install locks, a security system, smoke detectors, etc. to make your home safe.
- Teach your children how to use the phone and how to call 911.
Community Crisis Line