Safety Planning


  • Regulate your breathing so that it is slow and even from your bellybutton.
  • Carry a soothing object or essential oil in your pocket/purse/bag to touch or smell.
  • Select your top 3 go-to coping skills to use if you think about or see your perpetrator in a public place or in court.
  • Call New Beginnings Sexual Assault Support Services 24/7 at 1-800-226-7273.
  • Text the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


  • Call 911 if in immediate danger.
  • Apply for a protective order.
  • Request police to drive by your house.
  • Install, update, or change a home security system, including locks on doors and windows.
  • Use lamp timers so lights inside your house go on/off randomly.
  • Vary the routes you drive or walk
  • Ask a trusted neighbor to watch your house/apartment/car.


  • Reduce or close social media accounts.
  • Change privacy levels.
  • Limit what you choose to share on social media.