Things to Keep in Mind
- Think about how you would get out of your home quickly. Which doors, windows, stairs, elevators allow for a fast, safe exit? If possible, practice the routes.
- Plan where you will go once you are out - a neighbor's home, a relative's, the apartment manager, etc.
- Teach your children how to dial 911 to call for help. Practice your safety plan with them.
- Set aside some emergency money you can get to quickly. Keep quarters handy in case you have to use a pay phone.
- Memorize telephone numbers of friends, relatives, and a shelter.
If You Decide to Leave
It is helpful to take documents like those on the following checklist. It is important to remember, though, that you and your children come first. Make sure you and your families are safe before you worry about collecting property or documents. (It is okay to leave even if you are unable to secure anything on this checklist.)
Items to Bring
- Bank Books, Checks, Credit Cards
- Keys to Car, Home, Office
- Prescription Medicines
- Abuser's Social Security Number, Vehicle License Number, and Job Information
- Address Book
- Birth Certificates
- Divorce Papers
- Green Cards
- Medical / Shot Records
- Rental Agreements
The following are some other things you might take if you have time and can do so safely.
- Extra Clothes
- Sentimental items like photos
- Special Children's Toys
Who to Contact
Domestic violence is life threatening and it is against the law call the Ogden Police Department to report it at the following numbers.
- Emergency Phone: 911
- Non-Emergency Phone: 801-395-8221