Safety planning is an important step for survivors but it's important to remember that one size does not fit all. Everyone's situation is unique.
For some, safety planning might include making a checklist of the things you need to take if you decide to leave or ways to prepare yourself to live independently. For others, the process might include steps to take to keep yourself and your family safe during times of conflict or how to protect yourself when you’re online.
Safety plans must be individually tailored and are ever-changing in response to their effectiveness. One approach will not work for everyone! Because of this, we encourage survivors to get in touch with New Hope Midcoast’s advocates via our 24/7 helpline to discuss safety planning, and talk through strategies that might work well for you.