Safety Plan

If at any time you feel threatened or are being abused, dial 9-1-1 immediately!

No one deserves to be abused! These tips have been designed to help you with your situation.

Tip 1: Preparing for a violent incident

Tip 2: Preparing to leave

Tip 3: Safety with a Protective Order

Tip 4: Safety in your day to day life

Tip 5: Safety on the job and in public


Be sure to have the following items when you leave:


  • Driver's License
  • Birth Certificate
  • Children's Birth Certificates and Photos
  • Social Security Cards
  • Military ID Cards


  • Social Security Cards
  • Money and/or Credit Cards (in your name)
  • Checking and/or Savings account books
  • Other identifying financial information
  • Safety deposit box key

Legal Papers

  • Protective Order
  • Divorce/Custody Papers
  • Marriage License
  • Lease/Rental Agreement
  • House Deed
  • Car registration and insurance papers
  • Health and Life insurance papers
  • Medical records for you and your children
  • School records
  • Work permits/Green Card/Visa Passport


  • Medications
  • House and Car keys
  • Valuable jewelry

Important Numbers

Police Emergency Number

Battered Women's Shelter
(210) 733-8810

Department of Family and Protective Services

The Rape Crisis Center Hotline
(210) 349-RAPE (7273)

Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office (External Site)
Victim Assistance Division

(210) 335-2105

Bexar County Sheriff's Office (External Site)
(210) 335-6000

Victim Information & Notification Everyday (VINE) (External Site)

Cycle of Violence
Print a Safety Plan (PDF Document)