Survivor Services

Victim Safety Plan

  •  Know where you will go and prepare an overnight bag for you and your children.
  •  Leave money, an extra set of keys, and copies of important documents (birth certificates, driver’s license, vehicle registration etc.) with a trusted family member/ friend.
  •  Leave as soon as you believe you and/or your children are in danger.
  •  Get medical attention. Don't try to treat yourself - you may be more hurt than you realize.
  • Save all the evidence/ proof that you can. You may want to take pictures of your injuries. If you decide to file charges later, you will need proof of your injuries.
  • Write down each abusive act after it occurs, then sign and date it. Keep it somewhere safe from your abuser.
  • Tell your neighbors, landlord and/or trusted friends about the violence and that the batterer no longer lives with you. Tell them to call the police if they become suspicious or hear a disturbance in your home.
  • Develop a code word with your children and trusted friends which alerts them to call the police. Discuss your safety plan with your children and develop a plan which they can use to stay safe when you are not with them.
  • Obtain an Order of Protection and provide copies of the Order to the children’s school or daycare and to your employer.
  • Tell your physician about the abuse and document any other steps you take to find safety and stop the violence. Keep telephone numbers for shelter and other emergency services close at hand.
  • Take the children with you when you leave, always.
  • Call the police and make sure a report is filed. Domestic Violence is a crime.

If you are in immediate danger please call 911.

The Luna County Healing House is open 24/7, please call 575-546-6539 or come to 522 W. Pine St. Deming, NM.